Leadership and Career Management in the Digital Era
The Digital Era is fraught with challenges for senior professionals, but it also provides tremendous opportunities. Two of the biggest challenges are leadership and career management. In a recent presentation for members of BPI’s Executive Exchange group, I offered food for thought and high-level guidance to address both. (April 30, 2013)
Author: Courtney Hunt
Two of the biggest challenges for senior professionals today are figuring out what it means to be a leader in the Digital Era and determining the best way to manage one’s career. Many are struggling to find the best answers to questions like the following:
Leadership. Have the requirements for success drastically changed, or are they fundamentally the same? Specifically:
- Do leaders need to exhibit new values, traits or behaviors to be effective? If so, what are they? And on the flip side, are there values, traits and behaviors leaders need to stop exhibiting?
- Should leaders be directly involved with social technologies? If so, where, how and to what degree?
- What kinds of fiduciary responsibilities do new social and digital technologies present for leaders?
Career Management. How do professionals provide the same level of care and attention to their professional identities in cyberspace as they do to their presence and reputation in the physical world, especially when they are looking for their next career opportunity? Specifically, how do they:
- Establish and manage a digital professional brand?
- Define personal/professional boundaries and protecting their privacy?
- Leverage digital tools and technology to achieve their goals?
- Bridge the physical and digital worlds?
In a recent presentation for members of BPI’s Executive Exchange group, I offered food for thought and high-level guidance to address both leadership and career management challenges. You can view the slides from the presentation via the embedded deck below or directly on our SlideShare channel. The deck also includes links to related resources that explore the covered topics more thoroughly.