#InsideAdvent – Day Five

Our #ICBookClub recommendations for #InsideAdvent

As an internal communications practitioner I think it’s really important to keep up with the latest trends and news within our industry. I make a point of completing my CIPR Continuous Professional Development (CPD) every year and I’m always seeking out new books and publications to read to build up my CPD points. So imagine my excitement when earlier this year CIPR Inside launched their #ICBookClub. The club is basically an online version of a book club and every six weeks or so the members gather virtually via Twitter to discuss the chosen book.

The best thing about this club is that I’ve read books that I would have never normally have picked up or even considered reading before #ICBookClub such as ‘Black Box Thinking’ by Matthew Syed. It’s also been great to share thoughts with other communications professionals and get their view. The best book I’ve read so far has to be ‘Busy’ by Tony Crabbe. That book changed my way of thinking completely and made me think carefully about my work and personal life. If you haven’t read it then I HIGHLY recommend you pick up a copy. If you’re still not convinced, you can read our review and discussion about Tony’s book.

Often with our #busybusyverybusy role it can be hard to get out to various events but making connections and growing networks with likeminded individuals across the globe through the #ICBookClub has been fantastic. I’ve made a few virtual friends and have ‘met’ people I never would have crossed paths with.

If you haven’t joined the club yet then I urge you to join. You don’t have to read every book but if you do, you can get 10 CPD points. To be part of #ICBookClub just drop us a note at ciprinside@gmail.com.

Finally, if these recommendations aren’t enough to keep you occupied over the festive break here are 31 other communication book recommendations from Rachel Miller @AllthingsIC to keep you going.

Happy reading!



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