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Leadership Book Club - Grit - The Power of Passion and Perseverance
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When: 10:00 AM
Where: Online conversation live - A members virtual round table event
United States
Contact: Colton Janes
866-521-3595 ext. 1

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Leadership Book Club - Grit

Welcome back! See the recommended reading schedule for Grit by Angela Duckworth below. Feel free to read ahead if you get on a roll. We are scheduled to meet on September 29th at 10 AM to discuss the book and how it can improve our organizations. 


The focus of this session will be Grit

Week 1: Part 1 – Chapters 1 – 5

Week 2: Part 2 – Chapters 6 – 9  

Week 3:  Part 3 – Chapters 10 – 13

Week 4 & 5: Flex Weeks


Book can be purchased at most book stores or on amazon at this link.

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Colton Janes, PE

Director of Operations

Aqua Illinois, Inc.

1000 S. Schuyler Ave Kankakee, IL 60901

O: 815.614.2031 M: 815.216.2957   

If anyone wants to comment or has questions prior to the meeting, please feel free to email me at

 So find your favorite reading chair and join us as we take business knowledge and convert it into real life experience. For more information on upcoming titles or how to participate... 


This Leadership Book Club will be facilitated by Colton Janes.  Colton Janes is the Director of Operations for Aqua Illinois, a private water and wastewater utility overseeing 73,000 customers in 13 counties in the state. Aqua Illinois is part of a national company of Aqua America operating in eight states.

As a manager of 100 employees, Colt believes in a hands-on, team-oriented approach, working directly with operators to improve standard operating procedures and to optimize existing systems to meet company goals. He enjoys exploring new and innovative management practices and is an avid reader.

Colt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is a licensed professional engineer. He is also certified as a Class 1 Wastewater Operator and a Class A Water Operator. Colt has worked on all sides of the water and wastewater industry, consultant, municipal engineer, contract operator and private utility. He lives in Manteno, Illinois, where he and his wife, Jecca, are learning to survive on no sleep with their three-month-old son, Rowan.

Join this one hour online moderated conversation.  Register in advance.  This is a members only no charge event.  The event will NOT be recorded. 

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