Dr. Elie Daher

effective leadership in a digital landscape
a framework and coaching approach

June 3 | 12:30pm EDT

The world is changing at pace. We recognize this. We also recognize this change in pace is felt and seen across digital, data, increased disruption and a continuous shift towards human centered design. Whilst this has completely changed how we live, it is within our corporate and government structures and cultures where a disconnect is still being felt.

Digital – The integration of technology into the fabric of work and life.

Data – The presence of data as a result of our relationship with technology that defines us.

Disruption  – The combination of technology and data leveraged by people to disrupt industry and societal norms as well as the disruptive forces that affect our environments and lives.

Design – The shift towards focusing on our individual experiences, behaviors and desires as humans both in life and work.

For decades, transformation has been driven through professional domains like technology, project management and even product & service design. The rise of methodologies like Lean, Agile and Design Thinking have raised hope, but show little evidence to suggest we are addressing the real disconnect that lies at a cultural level – needing leadership to drive the change.

As the challenges of digital transformation are being felt across the globe, a key factor and the real driver of change is beginning to be recognized and prioritized. This driver is leadership. Leaders who can competently drive successful transformation and are aware of the changing world we live in. Leaders who recognize that real change happens at a human level and that cultural shift requires trust and belief. That trust and belief needs to come from leadership.

The corporate leadership profile has shifted and continues to shift since it’s industrial construct; where subject matter expertise in the hand of the few – meant that effective decision making could only be made by these same people thus, a chasm between leadership and workforce evolved, eventually emerging into the silo corporate structures we are today trying to free ourselves from.

The world today demands a different leadership profile. The profile of an effective leader recognizes the timeless qualities of leadership still as relevant today as ever before and couples these with the unique qualities afforded to us by the age we live in. Of course, there are qualities no longer needed that must also be recognized and released.

Effective leadership today is fundamentally different. Different in terms of where it is evidenced as well as how it is evidenced and rewarded.

We will be presenting a new framework to assess, align, develop and reward effective leadership for a modern age that also adapts to the pace of change, helping leaders sustain effectiveness and their abilities to succeed over time.