Leadership in the Digital Era — The What and Why

  • Stephen Hawking was truly an inspirational leader who connected people over his belief system. Digital leaders are in fact technologists who inspire others in believing and achieving over and above what they imagine.
  • When it comes to leveraging technology to innovate for the greater good, seldom does one miss out on Steve Jobs. He is an icon in not only implementing but also in introducing cutting-edge technology among the masses. Leaders today have to essentially have a think out-of-the-box strain, to stay ahead in the game.
  • Differing from a monopoly standpoint, tech leaders are now encouraging collaboration to cater bigger share of the markets. They are also believing in the fact that with collaborative efforts industries can achieve over and above what companies/ teams can imagine.
  • An essential in-built characteristic is to be able to effectively manage the risk associated with the technology in question. In order to implement technology effectively, the leader must thoroughly understand it. Tech in today’s time is getting obsolete faster than ever and this poses a threat to the timelines of a particular product or service.
  • Humility: Acknowledging that others know more than they do and accepting feedback from others.
  • Adaptability: Their ability to change their minds based on new information is a strength rather than a weakness.
  • Visionary: Even when short-term uncertainty looms, they have a clear sense of long-term direction.
  • Engaged: Actively listening, interacting, and communicating with internal and external stakeholders and possessing a sense of curiosity and interest in emerging trends.
  • Hyperawareness: They constantly look out for opportunities and threats within and outside their organization.
  • Making Informed Decisions: Based on the evidence, they decide what course of action to take.
  • Speedy Execution: Often valuing speed over perfection, they are able to move rapidly
  • Value-driven leadership
  • Coaching of both humans and bots
  • Focus on innovation
  • Knowledge about security and integrity
  • Understanding the power of diversity and inclusion
  • Learnability and accountability
  • How to be sustainable as humans and as leaders
  • One who builds participation and accountability
  • Provides direction, clarity and purpose
  • Empowers people to experiment, innovate and execute
  • Builds bridges and finds solutions
  • Is agile
  • Believer in constant evolution and reskilling



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