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David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

December 14, 2018

Two Books by David Novack Headline the MU Extension
Leadership Book Discussions Beginning in January of 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A series of leadership book discussions are planned for 2019 as a partnership between the Springfield-Greene County Library, Republic Chamber of Commerce, and Greene County MU Extension.

The programs are free and are met for leaders and business owners from all types of industries and backgrounds. An individual just needs to read or listen to the book ahead of time. Copies of the books are available from the Springfield-Greene County Library.

"Our hope is that these book discussions lead to improvements in our communities, organizations and our businesses that can have lasting impact," said David Burton, county engagements specialist with University of Missouri Extension and a resident of Republic.

All book discussions will take place at the Republic branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library and will last one hour. The discussion meetings are at noon and participants can bring their own lunch.


"O Great One: Little Story About the Awesome Power of Recognition" by David Novack with begin the series. The discussion will be lead by David Burton at noon, January 9, 2019, in the community room at the Republic Branch Library, 921 N. Lindsey Ave., Republic, MO 65738. (Note, this is a change from the original planned date of Jan. 8, 2019).

"Taking People With You" written by David Nowack, will be the subject of a four-part book discussion. This is actually a statewide discussion being conducted online but the Greene County MU Extension office will serve as a listening site for those who want to come and participate. The first session is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24 at 2:00 p.m. Additional sessions are scheduled at the same time on Feb. 7, 21 and March 7.


Book discussion participants are also encouraged to enroll in Greene County EXCEL, the award winning leadership program through Greene County MU Extension, to be kept up-to-date on local leadership programs and book discussions. Enrollment in EXCEL is free and can be done anytime online at

For more information, contact David Burton in Greene County at (417) 881-8909 or via email at

Source: David Burton, (417) 881-8909

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