Who are Digital Leaders?

T-Shaped, Digital Leaders are the leaders of the future. With a wide range of skills to learn and mindsets to adopt, as well as the need to specialise and hone in on their chosen professional domain. Are you a Digital Leader?


What are the benefits of being a Digital Leader?

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Supercharged teams

Having a practical understanding of multiple domains enables digital leaders to build more engaged employees and higher performing teams.

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Antifragile organisations

Digital leaders' business units are more adaptable and innovative, they evolve with the times, stay ahead of the curve and embrace challenges and experimentation.

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Disruptive leadership

Digital leaders organisations are more capable of gaining a competitive advantage because they know how to disrupt before being disrupted.

What T-Shaped skills should you have to be a Digital Leader?

Digital Leader Base Knowledge

These T-Shaped skills are the foundation for the rest of your leadership profile. They should be second nature. You don’t need to be an expert, but you should be able to tap into these easily.

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Customer Centricity

Growth Tribe offers a multitude of courses in growth & marketing, Data & AI, and Business & Innovation.

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Systems Thinking

Systems thinking is a way of making sense of the complexity of the world by looking at it in terms of wholes and relationships rather than by splitting it down into its parts.

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Disruptive Thinking

At its core, disruptive thinking is about thinking differently. Specifically, it's thinking that challenges the traditional way of doing things in an organisation (or even an entire market or sector).

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Psychological Safety and Empathy

Leaders who utilise empathy and foster psychological safety create a shared belief that their team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. Team members feel accepted and respected. 

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Adaptive Communication & Storytelling

An effective leader is a communicator and storytelling is key to team success. Storytelling represents a key element in helping teams envision a future destination and the journey to get there.

Digital Leader Foundation

Next, you have your digital leadership foundational capabilities - which require more in-depth knowledge and regular daily application.

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Growth Mindset

A Growth Mindset is a fundamental mindset for acquiring skills. This is essentially the view that everyone is a work in progress, and your talent can be developed through learning & effort.

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Digital Intuition

This is the instinctive understanding of digital technologies, tools and ways of working within a digital-first world. Do you know how to utilise AI, blockchain, Web3, Big Data, Crypto and other emerging tech?

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Continuous Experimentation

The most innovative and fastest-growing companies today use continuous experimentation to achieve impressive results. Creating this test-and-learn culture is key for you as a leader in today's world.

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Performance Management

Performance management is the ongoing process of communication between you as a supervisor and your employees throughout the year in support of accomplishing strategic objectives.

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Team Capability Building

Team capability building is the development of teams' abilities, mindsets, and skills that can be applied repeatedly and in many contexts.

Digital Leader Expertise

While every leader will come from a different professional background, with different core competencies and expertise, we did identify two key skills you need to be an expert at.

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Data Informed Decision Making

Data informed decision making refers to the process of basing business decisions solely on observable data. It is prioritised over intuition, personal experiences, and opinions, as these inputs are seen to be a source of inherent bias and a detriment to sound judgement.

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Innovation and Change Management

An innovative leader is one who creates change. They do this by detecting and developing new areas as organisational goals in terms of strategy and vision. While change management is how you get there, the implementation of said vision.

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