The Digital Leaders Book Club is a community for Digital Transformation Leaders who enjoy nonfiction books, networking, and author Q&As. Held on the second Tuesday of the month, our ethos promotes thoughtful discussion and meaningful connections about leadership and digital transformation.
A recent survey found that 41% of UK adults were reading more than they had before the March 2020 lockdown began. Although working from home can be freeing and productive, many are continuing to try to work around housemates, partners, and children. As COVID-19 continues to isolate us, social lives often consist entirely of endless Zoom meetings.
The Digital Leaders Book Club builds engagement, networks and learning through a shared reading experience. It offers its members something vital: a personal link with leaders in digital transformation who are soldiering on in partial or total physical isolation, a mechanism for sharing our values and culture.
How does it work?
Digital Leaders Book Club Meetings
Each month members receive an exclusive invitation to the #DigiLounge to meet fellow members and to discuss that month’s book.
An interview with the author or a content expert;
A Q&A session;
Hosted table discussions on the leadership and digital transformation issues raised in the book;
Time for members to network informally; and
An introduction to the next month’s book.
This month’s book - February 2021
Delivering Digital Transformation: A Manager’s Guide to the Digital Revolution, Alan W. Brown
Our February book is a great read for those delivering digital transformation. Business leaders, industry strategists, academics, and policy makers are all scrambling to make sense of digital transformation and to define strategies for success in our increasingly digital economy. Based on a wide variety of examples and success patterns, this book provides today’s leaders, managers, and practitioners with the tools for both understanding and leading in the digital age.
Book Club Meeting: 5 – 6pm, 9 March 2021
Our February book’s author, Professor Alan W. Brown will join us to discuss his book with us along with guest host Christine Ashton. Christine is a leading CIO and CTO in industry and will discuss the book with Alan, host your questions and promises us an informative look into what this book is telling leaders about digital transformation. There will be networking time as well to meet your fellow Club members and to discuss the book on your tables.
Next month’s book - March 2021
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, Caroline Criado Perez
Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. From government policy and medical research, to technology and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.
Book Club Meeting: 5 – 6pm, 13 April 2021
Our March book will be debated and discussed by guests Professor Sue Black OBE and Jacqueline de Rojas CBE. Professor Sue Black OBE is a Professor of Computer Science at Durham University, a digital skills expert and social entrepreneur; and will discuss the book with Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK. Sue and Jacqueline will host your questions in what promises to be an informative investigation into the world of data. There will be networking time as well to meet your fellow members and to discuss the book on your tables.
The Social CEO: How Social Media Can Make You a Stronger Leader, Damian Corbet
Offering invaluable contributions from industry-recognised experts in social business, The Social CEO sets out to educate and inspire senior leaders to embrace the Social Age. From storytelling and personal branding, to managing risk and public relations, Damian Corbet teaches CEOs the hows and whys of utilising social media in order to make them stronger leaders.
Book Club Meeting: 5 – 6pm, 11 May 2021
Our April book will be debated and discussed by author Damian Corbet and other special guests. Damian is a freelance social media manager, content writer and PR consultant. In his spare time, Damian runs The Social C-Suite, which he started in 2014, in order to promote social media to senior leaders. He interviews CEOs for his blog and occasionally speaks at conferences on the subject.
Join the Club
Why not join today and start reading about leadership and digital transformation. You will receive a discount voucher to purchase this month’s book and an exclusive invitation to the next Book Club meeting.