Digital Disruption – Exploring the Implications for Leaders and Leadership Development (London)

3 April 2019

15:00 - 18:00 (followed by drinks)

The Grand Connaught Room

Who is it for?
Those responsible for developing talent, in particular those concerned with making sure leadership development is fit for purpose for tomorrow’s organisations.

The rise of the digital economy means organisations across industry sectors are having to fundamentally rethink their business models or risk becoming obsolete. This, coupled with technology-driven and demographic change, the shifting role of the organisation in society and changing expectations of followers, is making the practice of leadership ever more demanding.

Are our models of leadership and methods of developing leaders delivering what’s needed in response to these trends? What do we have to show in our organisations for this investment and are we meeting the needs of tomorrow’s organisations?

This session and the accompanying research report will explore the following questions:
• What macro trends do we need to take into account in preparing our organisations – and those who lead them – for a digital future?
• How are the demands of leadership evolving? Do we have clear definitions of roles and competencies needed? Is there such a thing as ‘digital leadership’; if so, how is it different?
• How are current practices of leadership development out of alignment with the changing context? What should we do differently?
• How can we create an organisation context that supports leaders in building the capabilities required for the future?

In London, Jay Conger will deliver a focused masterclass discussing the findings of our research and their implications for organisations.