Leadership Training for the Digital Era

Like everything in our world from technology to social norms, business is changing and leadership development must change with it.

Much of this change has to do with preparing today’s leaders to be effective in this new era of the digital economy.

Surveys indicate that CEOs are extremely concerned that their companies are not building effective global leaders. In particular, many feel the disconnect is due to leadership’s failure to link with the new strategic imperatives of the digital economy.

Leadership professionals believe a key to preparing leaders for the future is to emphasize new leadership behaviors and competencies like agility, cognitive flexibility, resilience, leading change and virtual leadership.

Contemporary leadership training courses, such as those offered by Tonex, help organizations modernize their leadership programs for the digital economy. One salient aspect is by recognizing factors that distinguish leadership development today from past methodologies.

One big difference is that the focus of leadership now needs to be on connect and collaborate rather than command and control. Today’s leaders influence and guide rather than rule with an iron fist. Micromanaging is out. Coaching is in. This change in leadership style serves to initiate diverse ideas while championing for collaboration.

Along those same lines, leaders are no longer measured on individual successes. The success of a leader is now evaluated based on what the team achieves. In other words, leaders are called upon to manage agile teams that innovate.

It’s now mindset over skillset. Leadership is now viewed in terms of the construct that exists between people in complex and fluid relationships. The idea is that mindset development runs deeper so that leaders with nuanced mindsets can better leverage the complexities of the ever-changing conditions in the business environment.

Leadership analysts point to several “types” of roles that digital leaders should be able to fulfill. These include:

  • The Innovators: These are leaders that are constantly exploring the forefront of technology and testing how technology can improve business.
  • The Transformers: These are leaders that understand the vision and are able to transform the operations and culture.
  • The Venture Capitalist: These executives that understand how investors think and approach innovation from a valuation perspective.
  • The Enablers: These are executives that enable the path from the digital initiatives on the drawing board to the marketplace.

Key Responsibilities for Today’s Digital Leaders

  • Rethink the organization’s leadership model, with a focus on innovation, growth, inclusion and collaboration.
  • The DNA of companies should have exploration and experimentation built into it. A digital leader needs to cultivate risk taking and experimenting by focusing on new products and service innovations – especially those that incorporate technological advances.
  • The promotion of younger people into leadership more quickly, giving them opportunities to learn on the job as well as bring their digital ideas and backgrounds with them.
  • Ensure accountability by identifying the person or group responsible to the C-suite and board for building leaders as part of the business strategy.

The important lesson to learn here is that organizations can no longer survive with leadership that isn’t totally immersed into the now and the near future. Companies that have the competitive edge in their industry will understand the importance of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Smart Cities, autonomous vehicles, 5G and even 6G.

In a global pursuit of digital transformation, organizations need to recognize that leaders in the digital era need different strengths and skills.

This Is Where Tonex Can Help

Tonex offers an amazing 120 different courses in a dozen categories in Leadership training. There are over 50 leadership courses in our Business Skills category alone. Participants can choose modern, cutting age courses such as:

Other Training categories include Business Intelligence, Business Writing, Operations Management Training, People Management, Performance Management, Product and Project Management Training, Project Management Certification, Soft Skills, Change Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Training.

Participants Learn About:

  • Basic and advanced leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Self-management techniques
  • Time management
  • Setting and achieving goals and objectives
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Leadership and team building
  • Motivation and people management
  • Negotiations skills
  • Entrepreneurship

Why Choose Tonex? 

For nearly 30 years Tonex has been a leader in technology and advanced business training courses with a 98 percent approval rating from attendees.

We have helped individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses small and large fine tune skill sets and stay current with industry standards and advancements.

Tonex world class instructors have extensive experience as leaders and as teachers in both private and government sectors.

Our training courses are a combination of lectures and practical activities, which include individual and group activities, role playing and hands-on workshops.

And we’re flexible. Need a course agenda tailored to fit the needs of your organization? Yes, we can do that.

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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