How It Works

PBC Guru has partnered with Tortal Training, the company that brings you the Training Unleashed podcast, to create a virtual book club that will cover a variety of management and leadership books in which the participants are interested. The book club will connect through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other.

Joining is completely free; you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy. The book club will read one book every two months so that you will have plenty of time for each book.

Our October to December Selection:

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The Power of Habit:

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg

Why Join

1. Embrace Lifelong Learning: The facilitated book club will help you broaden your career and provide new insights to get results in making you more effective in areas including leadership, communications skills, and unleashing the training in your organization.
2. Reading is Good for You: Reading can reduce stress, help you sleep better, and improve your relationships [1]. Did we mention it also makes you smarter? Reading increases your verbal intelligence, your emotional intelligence, and your creativity [2].
3. Connect with likeminded professionals: Our book club will introduce you to likeminded professionals across industries, generations, and geographies all while gaining different perspectives while reading the book. The network you will be building may help you with career advice, introduce you to new people, and find your next opportunity.

The Books

Below are a few examples of the kind of books the group may read. We will vote between several options each period and select a book based on reader interests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often will books be read, what is the time commitment and what are the expectations?

We plan to start the book club by reading one book every two months. The texts selected will be Management and Leadership, and take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between 1 and 2 hours a week to read you should be fine.

Will there be any in-person meetings of the book club?

No, the book club will be entirely online. You can participate anywhere you have Internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you.

Is there any cost to participate?

Participation in the community and book club is free. You will need to purchase the book or arrange to borrow a copy from your local library.

How do I get the books?

Participants can get books for free at their local library or purchase them.

How do book club discussions work?

The book club will have a moderator from PBC Guru who manages the forum where discussions occur online. The moderator will pose questions to the book club, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum.

How do I make a forum profile?

We're using a private forum to host the virtual book club so it's easy to connect community members. During our sign up process, you will enter the information to auto-generate your free profile. After you complete the sign up, we'll send you a link to the forum and you can begin to post right away!

What exactly is PBC Guru and what do they have to do with the book club?

Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni associations and professional societies. We are teaming up with PBC to put this program in place for clients and podcast listeners. You can check out their website at www.pbc.guru if you want to see more of what they do.

I've already signed up. How do I log in?

If you are already a member, you can click here to log in.

What if my question isn't answered?

Feel free to send an email to info@pbc.guru and we will be happy to help.