How Digital Leadership Is(n’t) Different  (IMS) 

November 22, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Session
Dates OfferedTimeLocationTarget Audience
November 22, 202210 a.m. – 11 a.m.Virtual Classroom via ZoomAll WashU Staff

This is part of the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) Leadership Conversations.

These 60-minute IMS live virtual programs provide a quick dive into key topics that are critical to organizations during a time of disruptive change. Packed with actionable learning strategies, participants will experience an interactive virtual program with an IMS thought leader and receive post-session support through micro-learning lessons and a discussion board.

Digital disruption won’t end anytime soon; the average worker will experience numerous waves of disruption during the course of a career. The COVID pandemic accelerated many of these changes, and will make the coming years more disruptive than in our lifetimes. Many leaders mistakenly believe that they need an entirely different skillset to lead a digitally mature organization or a digitally native generation. Prof. Kane discusses what should and shouldn’t change about effective leadership in a digital world. Discover how digital disruption is primarily about people and why effective digital transformation involves changes to organizational dynamics and how work gets done. Learn how managers play an essential role in creating a culture that is more agile, risk tolerant, and experimental.

  • Characteristics of digitally mature companies
  • Barriers to digital transformation and how to overcome them
  • Leadership skills to succeed in a digital workplace

Facilitator: Dr. Gerald Kane
Dr. Gerald Kane is the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Chair in Business Administration in the Management Information Systems Department at the University of Georgia and a senior editor of MIS Quarterly. He is Co-author of The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key To Digital Transformation and The Transformation Myth: Leading Your Organization Through Uncertain Times. His research interests involve how organizations develop strategy, culture, and talent in response to changes in the competitive landscape wrought by digital technology, such as social media, mobile devices, Internet-of-Things, analytics, and emerging technologies (i.e. virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence). His published research has appeared in such academic journals as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Management Science, Marketing Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Business Ethics, Harvard Business Review, and MIT-Sloan Management Review, among others. Prof. Kane has surveyed over 20,000 executives globally and interviewed over 100 digital leaders. He uses this rich data to speak to companies and conferences worldwide. He has worked with companies such as Deloitte, Walmart, MetLife, AppDirect, John Deere, Skillsoft, Caterpillar, Liberty Mutual, Partners Healthcare, among others to help executive teams understand and respond to digital disruption.

Important Notes:
Our goal in Learning and Development is to create the same level of rich engagement in our virtual classroom as we do in our in-person classes. Therefore, the day of the session:

  • Ensure you’re in an environment that will allow you to participate fully! This will be an interactive session and your contribution is important.
  • Turn off your email and phone notifications to avoid distractions.
  • Be camera ready! Participants are expected to have their cameras on during the entire session.
  • Have a pen and paper ready.
  • Log in early to the session through the Zoom link.

Once registered in Learn@Work, you will receive an email with the Zoom link from IMS in the week prior to the session. Please ignore the Saba Meeting and Zoom information provided in the invitation (this is auto-generated content).

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