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Business Observer starts book club, hosts first event virtually

At the June 3 event, Emmalee Legler will discuss the book “Eat That Frog!”

Now is your chance to jump in to a new opportunity to learn and connect with area leaders — without even having to leave your lily pad.

The Business Observer is starting Open Book, a book club led by top area businesspeople who will discuss business and leadership books.

Open Book will host its first gathering virtually. The online discussion will be Wednesday, June 3 from 4 to 5 p.m.

"Eat That Frog!" gives people a fresh way to tackle tasks. It includes 21 ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time.

At the event, Jon. F. Swift Construction Director of Marketing and Operations Emmalee Legler will lead a discussion of “Eat That Frog!” by Brian Tracy, a book she counts as one of the most influential in her career.

“I was a very list-oriented person before I read ‘Eat That Frog,’ but I realized I was tackling my to-do’s in the wrong order,” says Legler, also a 2019 Business Observer 40 Under 40 honoree. “This book was able to give me a fresh perspective on what truly is most important and how to weigh my options.”

“Eat That Frog!,” which Legler says will give people a fresh way to tackle tasks, includes 21 ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time. Tracy writes, “Your ‘frog’ is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it. It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment.”

At 119 pages, the book is a quick read. It offers practical suggestions for improving productivity, a skill important to develop at all times, but perhaps even more important now as business and community leaders balance impacts from the pandemic with the work of continuing the missions of their organizations.

Registration to the Business Observer's debut Open Book is free, and everyone is invited to attend this virtual gathering. Sign up is at The Business Observer looks forward to a lively and inspiring discussion. See you — virtually — June 3!

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