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How To Be A Leader in the Digital Age

As the business world is evolving, leaders today are required to step up to the plate and ensure they are ready to lead and empower their employees in this digital age. Here are three traits that digitally savvy leaders need to possess today.

 

  • Passion for continuous learning

Leaders with an innate desire to learn the latest technology and equip themselves with a highly capable team will succeed in the digital age. As digitisation of operations are becoming more prevalent these days, having the willingness to learn and the enthusiasm to embrace innovation  keeps the business competitive. A survey revealed that 96% of leaders said digital transformation is a core business goal, while another 93% said technology is “critically” or “very” important to retaining a competitive advantage. Hence, having a desire to continuously learn and seek out new information will prevent leaders from getting left behind.

 

  • Be human-centric

This digital age calls for a leader who has a human-centric vision and someone who has a nuanced understanding of how humans and technology work together. Adopting and incorporating the latest technology into operations should improve employee productivity and streamline operations, not disrupt it. Successful leaders also have an open communication with their employees, and should be a familiar face to everyone in the company.

 

With the power of social media today, leaders also need to have an active role in having conversations with their customers. Engaging with them online and taking the time to respond to their queries and feedback is pivotal to businesses today, and a human-centric leader knows that catering to the customers’ needs is always a top priority.

 

  • Agile

Digitally savvy leaders need to be agile in mindset, behaviour and actions. They are able to anticipate and adapt to change, and be able to frequently evaluate business strategies and operations in response to them.

 

All in all, leaders should be an advocate for learning, promote innovation and challenge their employees to push the status quo. In this era, complacency is a fast track to failure.

 

Leadership & Strategic Thinking For The Future Digital Economy is a 2-day workshop where delegates will learn how to become a successful leader, using vital skills in a disruptive age. This course will be held from 13-14 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Delegates will learn how businesses have embraced technology in the past 10 years, and what the world’s leading companies are doing to build a culture of innovation. This course is for professionals and executives who want to learn more about digitisation, regardless of their job functions. For more information, please visit us at http://www.opuskinetic.com/training or contact us at info@opuskinetic.com.

Opus Kinetic believes that people are why organisations are successful, and giving people the knowledge to perform well at their job is integral for success. We pride ourselves as the premier provider of knowledge, offering acclaimed in-house trainings, and many others professional training courses spanning from various industries. Our training courses are well researched and updated with the latest industry trends. For more information on our professional training programs, you can visit us at http://www.opuskinetic.com/training