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IT Learns

IT Learns is an ongoing leadership program that provides opportunities for Penn State IT professionals to become better leaders through discussion, collaboration, study, and practice.

Read to Lead

Join our monthly reading group to explore leadership issues, styles, and tactics.

Each month, the group chooses an article, chapter, or book about a popular leadership topic to read and discuss. Program participants do not have to attend every month.

What we’re reading

"What Leaders Really Do" by John Kotter

Come join IT Learns for the next Read to Lead session on Wednesday, November 15. During November’s session, Susan Morse from the Office of Human Resources will lead a discussion on the article "What Leaders Really Do" by John Kotter.

The discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 15, in 121 Technology Support Building (TSB), from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Registration is required, and the session is limited to twenty participants.

To register to attend, fill out the Read to Lead Google form.

What we’ve read

How Full is Your Bucket? by Donald Clifton and Tom Rath

Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen Covey

You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader by Mark Sanborn

Change the Culture, Change the Game by Roger Connors and Tom Smith


Join the IT Learns Yammer group for more information on participating in upcoming discussions.


Questions about Read to Lead should be directed to a member of the IT Learns Steering Committee at l-itlearns@lists.psu.edu.