LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Event Date
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Event Location
UNF Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL
Contact
Customer Care Team,
unfce@unf.edu or
904-620-4200
Additional Info
Tuesday : 6:00 p.m.
- 8:30 p.m., 3
Sessions

Different time periods produce different kinds of leadership - with different patterns of hierarchical authority, different skill sets and attitudes, and different institutional incentives. Societies today are experiencing significant changes---potentially as dramatic as the transition from agricultural to industrial societies. Today's business environment is in the early stages of a transition from an industrial based to a post industrial---digital environment, and leadership patterns are beginning to reflect that transition. This new society -- sometimes called information society, knowledge society or networked society -- is marked by four key structural changes reshaping leadership. Those changes are;

•Rapid and far reaching technological changes, especially the digitalization of information and communications technology

•Accelerated globalization

•A shift toward knowledge as the central factor of production (i.e. from brawn to brains), and

•More distributed (flatter), less hierarchical organizational forms with greatly accelerated movement within and across organizations

In this dynamic environment, leadership innovation and adaptability are critical, especially the leader's capacity to channel the right knowledge to the right people at the right time in the right place. As a result, a post industrial digital age style of leadership is emerging. Attend this session and learn about this newly evolving style of leadership.

Attend this session, and you will:

•Better understand what a "digital work environment" is---the framework and characteristics

•Better understand the differences between emerging style(s) of leadership (as a result of our digital society) and recent leadership practices

•Be able to identify and describe what past leadership models still work (e.g., Situational Leadership) in today's work environment

•Be able to describe what a networked business environment means, and to identify the challenges that accompany this type of environment

•Be able to describe how customers are changing, especially buying habits---and this relationship to branding

•Be able to identify and describe unique characteristics, attributes, and skill sets of digital leaders

•Better understand the four-sided "Quad' leadership model

•Be able to describe generational dimensions of digital leadership

•Apply the practices of digital leadership to relevant case study scenarios

Tags: University of North Florida, Division of Continuing Education, Business, Leadership
 
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