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MADI Book Club

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The MADI Book Club is for anyone wanting to read and discuss books based on personal development, career, culture, and leadership. It is a welcoming place where like-minded individuals can come together to discuss the book of the month (virtually).

We aim to create a community of people where all opinions are welcome, we foster curiosity, and learning opportunities are encouraged!

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How it works

Start by joining the MADI Book Club Facebook group, where on the first of each month we share the book of the month, and give you the links to purchase a hard or soft copy.


The MADI Book Club Facebook group is also a place where you can discuss the book freely, leading up to our virtual catch-up that will be held at 7pm during the last week of every other month. Here we can have a robust discussion about what we loved, what didn't quite land, and how we are going to carry the learnings into our lives.

And of course, feel free to bring a wine!

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Current Read


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Mastering Community

by Christine Porath

This month we chose to read "Mastering Community."

We picked this book because there's never been a more vital time for us to come together in our communities to show our support. We've seen a lot over the past couple of years, and instead of suffering in silence, dealing with feelings of isolation (both physically and mentally), it's time to band together.

Let's make 2022 the year of thriving, not just surviving! But, it will take the work of everyone.

Happy reading!

About the book

From the author of Mastering Civility, an illuminating and empowering guide to help you discover just how important thriving communities are to our wellbeing and the success of organisations, and learn what steps you can take to create them.

Despite our deep desire to feel a sense of belonging, many of us feel isolated. The rise of technology and modern workplace practices have led people to be even more disconnected, even as we remain constantly contactable. And as our human interactions have decreased, so too have our happiness levels. This is sparking a crisis in mental health that will have repercussions for years, leaving people lonelier and organisations less productive and profitable, too.


What Christine Porath has discovered in her research is that leaders, organisations, and managers of all stripes may recognise there is a cost but have few solutions for how to implement the cure: Community.

With her signature depth and grasp of research across myriad industries including business, healthcare, hospitality, and sports, Porath extrapolates from the statistics on the experiences of hundreds of thousands of people across six continents to show us the potential for change.


Through uniting people and sharing information, unleashing them with autonomy, creating a respectful environment, practicing radical candor, providing a sense of meaning, and boosting personal well-being, anyone can help a community truly flourish.

The applications of Porath’s findings are endless, and the stories and case studies are positive and uplifting.


This insightful exploration of the real nature of community-building will inspire readers to unite and grow their communities—be it in the workplace, the PTA, sports, or places of worship—and make them thrive.


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