How we develop digital leadership

Digital leadership is not just about creating an all-powerful C-suite role to ‘own’ digital – it is about giving existing leaders the skills and tools to guide a networked organisation, cultivating emergent leadership, and getting all key digital stakeholders to work towards common goals.


The role of leadership in a digital, connected organisation is more important than ever.

As teams and individuals take control of their own work and old-style micro-management reduces in scope, we need leaders who can steer, make sense of complexity and influence people to do their best work together.

What we mean by leadership in the digital era is changing – it is more about connecting, supporting and integrating digital efforts, and less about big budget decision-making.


We need leaders to be architects and change agents in a period of flux – and they must seek to leave behind organisational operating systems that are healthier and more effective than those they inherited.

We coach, teach and work with senior and emerging leadership groups in large organisations to help them understand the requirements of an agile organisation and learn the techniques that will help them influence change.


Strategy & Capability Mapping

How can we map key digital capabilities to get more from what we have, and prioritise development in the right areas?

Developing Digital Leaders

How can we develop digital leaders at every level, whilst helping existing leaders to operate confidently in a digital world?

Keynotes & Learning Workshops

How can we quickly energise and inspire key transformation stakeholders and teach them the art of the possible?

A Practical Model for Distributed Digital Leadership

Last week I presented a model of digital leadership and strategy at #SocialNow in Lisbon. Here is the text of my talk, with slides embedded at the end...   It is very hard to succeed with digital transformation in an established organisation without addressing...

What do we mean by an Org OS?

"The greatest challenge for today’s leaders is how to upgrade their organisation’s operating system” This is how we frame the conversation about organisational change and the role of digital transformation on our newly-updated website, so I thought I would explain our...

Leadership Mindsets for the Digital Age

This week’s curator Cerys Hearsey, explores the mindset needed for leading digital change in large organisations, and how this manifests into three different scales of thinking. The early days of digital change within organisations highlighted how essential the role...

The Power of Enterprise People Networks

This week's curator Livio Hughes considers the importance of social structures and the role of people networks, guide networks and ESNs inside our organisations. Here at Post*Shift, we have long believed that being ‘networked’ is a key attribute of modern, adaptive...

Bridging the Digital Skills Gap in the Digital Workplace

An organisation’s approach to learning is a key success factor in its digital transformation efforts, and we are seeing three areas of focus emerging as predictors of maturity:  how an organisation bridges its digital skills and confidence gaps how an organisation...