What we're about

Welcome to the Digital Leadership meetup.

Please also visit our website at : https://www.lead-digital.org/

Digital is at the core of the change and disruption that we are seeing in the marketplace and many enterprises at the moment. Whilst most groups are focusing on Agile adoption or the multi-variations of doing Scrum, we chose to widen our perspective and look at what is next. What leadership is required to manage the digital transition that businesses need?

Our perspective goes further than method application, we look at Strategy, Operations, Organisation Design and People/Leadership development. Those, we believe, are the essential components of successful digital leadership. Technology features as well but from a purposeful perspective of supporting the strategy or improving the operations.

Our meetup has been enjoyed by many participants over a year and the group has grown from strength to strength. The feedback from our visitors has consistently mentioned that we brought something different. People come to our meetup to anticipate and prepare themselves to what is next in the industry.

We are an inclusive group that values participation and involvement. We also have a Slack channel.

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Audiences: The meet-up is addressing the management level of organisations looking to understand and develop their capabilities to support the digital evolution. It is also opened to all knowledge workers who want to take initiative and leadership in digital. Practitioners are also welcome to come, learn and contribute.

We are looking to expand the Organising team, and looking for sponsors, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved and/or have suggestions for speakers.

Code of Conduct

"Come and See, Ask Questions, Respect People"

We are slightly paraphrasing Mr Fujio Cho (Chairman of Toyota) in his description of Lean Leadership and Gemba. This sums up the essence of how a digital leader should think and behave.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our Digital Leadership meet-up are asked to agree and adopt this code of conduct. Our meet-up is aiming to drive us to be better with Digital Change. One of the foundations to achieve this is “being” the values rather than just “doing” a method. Respect for people is a fundamental value of leadership and it is therefore essential that we make this central to the value charter of this group.

Organisers will ensure that this code is lived by all during the events and off-line in-between events, so to make it an enjoyable experience for all. Lack of Respect is not promoting a collaborative and learning culture, and this would have no place in this meet-up. The basis of a learning culture is to explore the diversity of opinions and experiences. Diversity has to be embraced and any form of discrimination would be failing the core values and essence of this group.

Our meetup is, therefore, a place of harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any meetup venue, including talks, workshops, parties, twitter and other online media, during the meet-up or outside of it. Meetup participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup without a refund at the discretion of the meetup organisers.

If anybody felt hurt or offended in any way as a result of presentations, participation or subscription to our group, we invite you to come forward to the organisers, by talking to us directly or dropping us a note from the Group page. If you know of somebody that felt hurt but is worried to come forward, it is also your duty to report it. All such matters would be taken seriously and handled accordingly. The meetup organisers will be happy to help participants contact appropriate venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the meet-up. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all meetup venues and meetup-related social events.

This Code of Conduct is derived from http://confcodeofcond... (http://confcodeofconduct.com/)­ , http://leanagile.scot... (http://leanagile.scot/2017/code-of-conduct/)­ and http://leanagileus.co... (http://leanagileus.com/code-of-conduct/)­ .

Upcoming events (1)

SenseMaking your way into the HR of the Digital-Agile age

Skills Matter | Code Node

This meetup is brought to you by Lead-Digital and Henko. Please visit and register at https://www.Lead-Digital.org This meetup will be like a very nice cake and pack multiple layers of goodness to develop our reflection on the evolving nature of Human Resources (HR) in the Complex world of Digital-Agile change. In order to make the most of it, please experience a SenseMaker® survey, and thus provide content for the meetup. We need a good number of responses to get useful trends: http://merlion.sensemaker-suite.com/collector/collector.gsp?projectID=AgilePeople&language=en&userID=intrapreneur#Collector Completing the survey will also familiarise you with the VERY different (and somehow disconcerting at first) nature of SenseMaker®. It is based on narratives, Dyades and Triads. Enter the future of surveys for Complex systems! SenseMaker® enables the emergence of new thinking rather than set rigid constraints like with traditional surveys. The survey will only be open for a limited time period, so please take the time to do so. The layers that we will explore at the meetup are: - We will cover the concepts of Complexity Thinking and the need to change our approach to Sensing from our systems of work. - We will present the results from the survey and extract what we are learning, opening a debate on how Human Resources needs to evolve in a Digital-Agile age, and how it can make use of SenseMaker®, Complexity and Systemic Leadership for this. - We will then highlight how SenseMaker® has been successfully used in real-life scenarios and how it can be applied in many more functions, in Human Resources, in Change Management, or in support of users/customer feedback channel. - We will finally highlight how you can get started with Complexity and using SenseMaker® For the meetup, we would like to thank Cognitive Edge (https://cognitive-edge.com) for supporting us with the SenseMaker® survey. We are also welcoming Tony Quinlan as our speaker. Tony has been working with Complexity for a long time and Tony is a very experienced SenseMaker® practitioner. You can watch a YouTube video of one of Tony's presentations on micro-narratives and complexity at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDTQNzxiXFA or read Tony's blog at www.narrate.co.uk/news/ Please note that the meetup will start slightly later than usual. We will aim to do the networking before rather than after this time around.

Past events (8)

Digital Leadership - DesignOps: Unleashing the Digital Innovation

Skills Matter | Code Node

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