We are a like-minded group of professionals from various business and management backgrounds, who got together to form a book discussion group. This book group is distinctive, in the sense that we wanted to provide a forum where we could meet with the authors of business and management books to discuss their books with them.

We felt that it would encourage practising managers to read and appreciate new and innovative ideas in business and management books, and to be able to challenge authors with new and radical ideas drawn from books discussed.


Membership is by subscription, and we welcome practising managers from all spheres, who enjoy reading and are willing to participate in an open discussion, share their ideas, and network with other managers.  We meet quarterly to discuss a book chosen by members on a current management or business topic they would like to discuss, or an author whose book they would like to read.  Some books are recommended by publishers with whom we work.  


New members are welcome, but numbers are limited! We want to maintain the intimacy of a small group so that all can participate in the discussions, which are held quarterly. Full members pay an annual subscription, non-members can pay for a single attendance. Please register if you would like to attend the discussions.


  • Leadership in Complexity and Change: for a World in Constant Motion
  • 08/02/2022
  • Sharon Varney

  • Dr Sharon Varney, Director of Space for Learning, and Director of Practice for Henley Forum is a specialist in leadership and organisational development.  What is different about her book “Leadership in Complexity and Change”? Complexity and change in organisations are not new, but what makes the approach in this book different?  It explores complexity as a science making it easier for managers and professionals to grasp the implications of the science of uncertainty.  The book is timely, and a practical handbook of how to engage with complexity and work through it.  Sharon will lead the discussion and take questions about her book.

    You are invited to join in this discussion and share your ideas at our next event on Tuesday 8 February 2022, at 6.00 pm. The book: “Leadership in Complexity and Change: for a World in Constant Motion. (Vol. 1 De Gruyter Transformative Thinking and Practice of Leadership and its Development, edited by Bernd Vogel)” is necessary for the discussion.  To purchase see details below:

    Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2021, 258pp.  Pbk, £19.56, ISBN 978-3110713060.  Available from Amazon.

    To attend, please register on the link provided.

    The Meeting on Tuesday 8 February 2022, 6.00 – 7.30 pm, will be conducted on Zoom, with joining details sent direct to each participant.

    Attendance is free to members; non-members pay £5.00.  Please note numbers are limited.

  • Leadership in Complexity and Change: for a World in Constant Motion