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Nov 15

How to Lead Now (BookMachine Unplugged Live! 2023)

15 November @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

£8.00 – £10.00
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[In-person ticket] How to Lead Now (BookMachine Unplugged Live! 2023)
In-person ticket to attend BookMachine Unplugged: How to Lead Now event - includes access to digital recording
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[Digital ticket] How to Lead Now (BookMachine Unplugged Live! 2023)
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How to Lead Now: Millennials in management and Gen Z in the workforce

Management and leadership have never been so complicated. From navigating the world of hybrid working to supporting your team’s wellbeing beyond the yearly appraisal, all these challenges come on top of an exhaustive list of priorities. 


But there’s a new generation of leaders and they like to do things differently. As Millennials step up to senior publishing roles, and the next wave of Gen Z talent emerges, what lessons can we learn – and opportunities can we harness – to lead contemporary publishing teams effectively?


Join our panel on Wednesday 15th November – including an established board member, emerging leader, and a Gen Z expert – for a spirited discussion on what new generations want from their jobs, their companies and their careers.


Be inspired by insights on leading, managing and influencing teams and colleagues in a contemporary workplace and find out about new ways of setting the agenda on how to do business, and steer your team.


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Please select either a digital or in-person ticket to this event.


Digital ticket holders will get access to the recording once it has been edited (this will take up to 2 weeks). In-person ticket holders will also receive the link to the digital version of the session.


Please note that tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another person if you can no longer make the in-person event.


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Disclaimer: These events are ticketed so we can pay our contributors. Everyone who speaks at a BookMachine Unplugged event is remunerated for their involvement.


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Accessibility information

In-person event

The venue can be reached via lift and is accessible to wheelchair users. The nearest London Underground station is North Greenwich (Jubilee Line). Lifts are available from platform to ticket hall.


Some seating will be available for guests during the event. Let us know if you would like us to reserve you a seat when booking your ticket.


Free tickets will be available for carers or companions for individuals with disabilities or additional access needs.


For any further queries about the venue or access, please contact our team via email [email protected]. Please also provide details of your access needs when booking your ticket via the additional information box.


Digital event

Closed captions and audio personal descriptions will be available on the digital ticket recording. The recording will be available to digital ticket holders online via Vimeo.


About BookMachine Unplugged


BookMachine Unplugged is here to bring you discussion and connection around the topics that matter the most to you. Together with guest speakers, we’ll provide plenty of tips and insights around the crucial topics and talking points that we as an industry are facing.


Explore the full range of BookMachine events happening in 2023.



The speakers

Rik UbhiRik Ubhi, Editorial Director, Heligo Books

Rik Ubhi FRSA is Editorial Director for business & smart-thinking at Bonnier Books UK. He has over a decade’s experience of building bestsellers, growing brands and promoting agenda-setting voices. He has worked at Tindal Street Press, Simon & Schuster and was most recently co-owner and Director at Zed Books. @Rik_Hi




AmyAmy Mae Baxter, Senior Editor, Dialogue Books

Amy is Senior Editor at Dialogue Books (Hachette), and founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bad Form, a multi-award-winning books magazine by and about writers of colour. She was named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2021, and a Big Issue Changemaker of 2022. @amymaebaxter



SanphySanphy Thomas, Managing Director, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Sanphy Thomas has been Managing Director of Jessica Kingsley Publishers since 2018, during which time the publisher has twice won Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards (2020 and 2022). In 2019 her remit expanded as she took on the role of Director of Specialist Publishing at John Murray Press, overseeing the publishing strategy for Sheldon Press, NB Publishing, Hodder Faith and John Murray Languages which includes the Teach Yourself and Michel Thomas brands. Prior to working at Hachette, Sanphy had a career in academic marketing, having worked at SAGE, Macmillan and Taylor & Francis, a background she feels has been invaluable in providing a foundation for market-focussed publishing and commercial leadership. @Sanphy


15 November
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
£8.00 – £10.00
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Design District, 13 Soames Walk, Greenwich Peninsula
London, SE10 0AX
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