Leading in the Digital Age

Provided by Boston University (BUx)
$200 USD
for a certificate
(or study for free)
Intermediate
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Develop the capabilities required to dynamically lead, innovate, co-create and build relationships in the fast-moving digital age.

MicroMasters® ProgramDigital Leadership
Course Format:Instructor-Led
Start Date:Jan 8, 2019

What you will learn

Learning to be an excellent digital age leader is a never-ending journey.  Our goal is to help you immediately apply what you learn in this program to wherever you are in your journey regardless of your level or position in your organization. Using your current workplace challenges, self-assessments, video vignettes, and through discussions with fellow learners and your coach you will learn how to:

  • Work and lead across boundaries
  • Build and maintain deep trust relationships
  • Leverage a portfolio of relationships for rapid, responsive innovation
  • Form and lead virtual teams
  • Negotiate and collaborate to drive creativity, innovation, and co-creation
  • Lead change through experimentation and dynamic learning
  • Lead continuous innovation while rigorously executing you action plans
  • Develop a personal development plan

Overview

The Digital Age is here. It is enabling the most comprehensive transformation of our work and personal life in history. The Digital Age promises a more prosperous and fulfilling life for everyone globally. But that promise is only as good as the capability of leaders at all levels of the organization to lead their units to success in a challenging and uncertain future. 

Leading in the Digital Age develops five Skill Sets needed for success in the Digital Age:
  1. Leading Beyond the Edge of the leader’s unit, organization, geography, and formal authority, enabled by Digital Age tools, to provide innovative solutions to customers and other stakeholders.
  2. Building Deep Trust Relationships: In the Digital Age, trust replaces formal authority as the basis for leadership.
  3. Forming and Leading Virtual Teams: The Digital Age relentlessly shrinks time space.  Properly formed and led, virtual teams turn this challenge into an advantage over traditional teams.
  4. Collaborating and Co-Creating the Future with customers and other stakeholders. Multi-organizational value networks formed from a portfolio of relationships are replacing single-company-owned, linear value chains.  Leading in this new business model requires a “co-creation mindset.”
  5. Learning Dynamically: The only sustainable competitive advantage in the Digital Age is the capability to learn, adapt, implement, and learn as you go, faster and better than your competitors.
Leading in the Digital Age uses interactive tools to help you apply in real time what you learn from the content, other participants, and your own experience, to dynamically lead continuous innovation and change.

Before you start

No previous courses in leadership or organizational behavior are required.

  • Instructor-Led: course contains assignments and exams that have specific due dates, and you complete the course within a defined time period.
  • Course ends: Jan 22, 2019

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