Masterclass on Leadership in Disruptive Times COVID-19 and Industry 4.0″
“Disruption is happening everywhere and in every aspect of our lives. It is happening at a scale and speed that is unprecedented in modern history, impacting diverse industries, from financial services to retail, media, logistics and supply chain, manufacturing, education, professional services, and life sciences. Leaders are finding it challenging to navigate the near-insurmountable challenges resulting from the impact of these disruptive events on their organization.
The right leadership is critical for organizations to thrive in a disruptive business environment. How should we define leadership in such an environment? Are the current leadership practices and competencies still relevant in the face of such disruption? What are the attributes of a “disruptive digital leader”? How can leaders set themselves up not only to survive but also to thrive in navigating the challenges of disruptive events and crises?”
– Sattar Bawany (2020), Leadership in Disruptive Times. ISBN-13: 978-1-95253-8360,
Business Expert Press (BEP) LLC, New York, NY (July 2020)
We face a new era of radical uncertainty and disruption brought about by challenges such as the ongoing and escalating COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, financial crises, terrorism, Brexit, demographic changes in the labor market, rapid developments in transformation of the digital technology in the workplace in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).
The management of shocks and crises is becoming an everyday occurrence. Organizations also need to be agile, and leverage opportunities and drive innovation to remain competitive in the face of these disruptive and increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) challenging business environment.
In the Industry 4.0 workplace which is characterized by rapid and continual disruption, organizations must be agile and quickly respond to change. As a result, businesses require leaders who are not only effective interpersonally, but who can also manage increasingly complex organizations.
Effective leaders today must be able to make decisions faster and lead change efficiently, while skilfully influencing in a more interconnected, collaborative landscape. Additionally, they need to foster a “digital-ready” organizational culture that embraces – rather than resists – continuous change.
Building on cutting-edge research, the program will develop the participant’s ability to embark on complex problem solving and decision-making, develop their cognitive readiness and critical thinking skills as well as accelerate change processes at the workplace. It will provide the participants with a set of best practice approaches, framework concepts, and tools enabling them to lead their organization with impact and efficiency and engaging their teams resulting in the maximizing of its performance during these disruptive and changing times.