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Leadershift FQ 2013: The Year of the Digital Leader

 



 

Welcome to the first issue of Leadershift—a collection of timely and thought-provoking articles, interviews and surveys that address the concerns of global leaders today.

Our first issue focuses on perhaps the most disruptive force now at work in the business world: digital transformation. Managing digital transformation particularly is challenging because it requires companies to rethink what “digital” means in the first place and how they respond to it. Ten years ago, digital basically was a set of platforms and technologies—web sites and e-commerce and so on. Today, it’s not just entirely new products and services but, more important, a completely different set of relationships among companies, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, driven by shared information, fluid decision making and flattened hierarchies. It tests not just what leaders do but what leaders are.

The spoils go to those who can best imagine state-of-the-art products and creative relationships—and then successfully rewire their enterprises as needed. Not surprisingly, those with a track record of success at this are few and far between—and not always found in the places you might think.This issue’s articles on chief digital officers, digital leadership across the C-suite and the next generation of e-commerce grew out of our ongoing conversations with some of the world’s most innovative and successful executives. We hope these insights contribute to the discussions within your organization as well.

  Table of Contents: Featured Articles

 


A Necessary Call to Action:
Addressing the Digital Imperative
The digital revolution is arguably the greatest force of change in today’s economy.
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Financial Times, April 9, 2013:
Stories from the search for fresh digital blood
Executives with online experience face new challenges when they answer calls to join traditional companies. Russell Reynolds Associates CEO Clarke Murphy discusses digital transformation and the high demand for digital talent on boards and in the c-suite.
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Digital Economy, Analog Boards:
The 2012 Study of Digital Directors
“How can boards provide counsel to the CEO and ask the right questions of senior management in an increasingly digital environment if they themselves don’t have a certain amount of digital expertise”?
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Harvard Business Review:
Do You Have the Digital Leaders You Need?
These days, you can’t have a business conversation without discussing digital—social, local, mobile, big data, the cloud. But that’s just talk.
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Got Digital?
Digital Matters: The digitization of information is upending traditional business models and changing the way people interact.
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Digital Directors: A Powerful Boardroom Addition
Digital transformation is dramatically changing the banking business. A byline in bankdirector.com, April 2013.
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A Digital Director Checklist for Nominating Committees
If adding a digital director is a powerful way of increasing the digital competency of a board, doing so successfully requires forethought and planning. A byline in Directors & Boards, April 2013.
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The Rise of the Chief Digital Officer
The challenges and opportunities for businesses in this digital age are enormous. Companies need to be fleet-footed to keep pace with changing technology and consumer behavior.
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The Future of Automotive Leadership:
From Car Guy to Mobility Leader
It’s not easy these days being an automotive executive. More than ever, they must apply multi-phase thinking and take courageous action to adapt a strategy for success in a changing environment.
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The Search Is On:
Seven Questions to Ask When Recruiting E-commerce Leaders
As business shifts into E-commerce 3.0, corporate leaders and hiring executives across industries are seeking guidance on the talent they need to lead their e-commerce businesses.
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