The companion book to our on-demand course Data Literacy for Leaders: Empowering Organizations in a Data-Rich World.
In “Leading in the Age of Data: Your Guide to the 7 Factors of Team Empowerment,” Ben Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Data Literacy, reveals that effective leadership in today’s digital era goes beyond data knowledge – it requires fostering an environment where data is used intelligently, ethically, and innovatively.
Built on the foundation of the Data Literacy Score Team-Based Assessment tool, this pioneering work explores the 7 crucial factors for successful data leadership: Ethics, Purpose, Data, Technology, People, Process, and Culture. Jones lays bare the truth that the proficiency in data utilization is not just about the volume of data or the technological advancements at your disposal; instead, it is a balanced approach across these seven factors that breeds success.
Jones meticulously breaks down each factor into 7 guiding principles, providing a total of 49 actionable strategies that leaders can implement directly. These principles are not just theoretical; they come equipped with an opportunity for self-assessment, allowing readers to identify their strengths and areas needing improvement. By the end of the book, you will have your own seven-pointed Data Leadership Compass to guide you through the intricate journey of data leadership.
Not just for IT executives, this insightful guide equips leaders of all industries and disciplines with the tools, techniques, and philosophies necessary to uplift their team’s data literacy. It invites you to transcend the traditional realms of leadership and enter an era where data informs decision-making, innovation, and growth.
Join Ben Jones on a transformative journey to harness the full potential of data and evolve into a leader who embraces the complexities, the challenges, and the opportunities of a data-rich world.
The data era is here; it’s time to lead it.
Praise for ‘Leading in the Age of Data’
“For decades, we’ve focused on technology and data for the answers. Yet they were never there. The answers have always been with… people. Today, our work lives and personal lives are changing so rapidly that we struggle to maintain a sense of focus, purpose and belonging. Those leaders who can harness the power of data to innovate, augment and enhance the customer and employee experience, will be the new pioneers of modern talent environments. In Leading in the Age of Data, Ben carefully unpacks the system of seven levers required to understand and create the conditions for raising awareness, wiring new connections and creating new habits by harnessing data. A must read for anyone serious about modern leadership in the age of data!”
–Valerie Logan, CEO of The Data Lodge
“Ben Jones’s ‘Leading in the Age of Data‘ is a must-read for all leaders. It’s not just about DATA but about understanding people, ethics, and culture. Ben breaks down complex topics into clear lessons, showing how true leadership balances heart and numbers. My favorite section was the one on PEOPLE – ‘in order to realize the benefits of technology, people almost always need to obtain some working knowledge and skills first.’ While technology evolves, it’s the human factor—people with their knowledge, ethics, and culture—that remains the most pivotal element in ensuring success. I recommend this book to anyone that wants to be a leader in the age of data!”
–Kate Strachnyi, Founder of DATAcated
“Organizations, vendors, and employees all say “Hey, you need a data culture.” But there are very few practical guides that actually provide the necessary steps. This is the vital gap the book fills. Ben’s conversational writing style is always a pleasure to read.
–Andy Cotgreave, Co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards