The Leaders’ Library, launched in 2019, serves as a closed, asynchronous, pop-up, virtual community discussion of mainstream books which have direct relevance to healthcare clinicians, educators, and leaders. This professional development series is led by Dr. Dina Wallin and features a rotating group of internationally renowned facilitators discussing books with participants on the real-time messaging platform Slack.
In April 2019, a group of intrepid readers embarked on an adventure together: the debut session of The Leader’s Library, ALiEM’s new career development book club. Learners and instructors from around the world read and discussed Dr. Brené Brown’s newest book, Dare to Lead, on a 5 day journey via Slack. Each day had its own theme (Rumbling with Vulnerability, Values, Empathy and Shame, Learning to Rise, and Toolkit), and the asynchronous discussion was robust. A day-by-day breakdown of our conversation, along with tangible takeaways and recommendations for further reading, is summarized below.