MACo’s “good government” Book Club will renew in December – with a best practices book called Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
At the MACo Winter Conference, county officials and other guests can join a discussion on a book affecting public service and best practices as officials, employees, and colleagues. The selection for December is Cal Newport’s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. From the synopsis on the reader-driven website Good Reads:
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.
Best of all, if you’re coming to the Winter Conference, and would like to take part in this discussion – your copy of the book is free, if you are among the first 25 to respond! Just contact Heather Legg at the MACo office to get a copy sent to you with plenty of time to get through it before the December conference.
Not registered yet for the conference? Register now, and make your hotel plans soon!