Ah, the club. After 18 perfect holes of golf (after all, we’re not counting the three you shanked into the water on the fifth hole…you were still warming up), there’s nothing better than coming inside to the A/C, taking those silly soft-spikes off, and opening up more great summer reading.
Although, honestly, I think Times writer Tina Rosenberg is talking about a different kind of club.
Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Change the World. Tina Rosenberg. (@tirosenberg) We know peer pressure can make people do bad things. But Rosenberg’s optimistic book shows us that it can make people do good things, too. Whether it’s creating a new life for Dalit (untouchable) women in rural India, overthrowing a dictator, getting sick patients to take their meds, or improving the performance of minority college students in calculus, what Rosenberg calls “the social cure” can help by creating a community that holds each member accountable for doing the right things, and encourages a spirit of belonging. Lecture teens about the evils of smoking, and nothing’s likely to happen; make them a part of a fun, self-directed group that’s exposing the dirty tricks used by Big Tobacco marketing, and you might get their attention.
This book is a must for KCS coaches and program managers!
ps – speaking of peer pressure, do you have any peers you wish were more well-versed in KCS Foundations? If so, it might just be time to apply peer pressure to get them trained and certified.