The Evolution of Leadership Development in a Digital World: The role of HR

October 21st, 11 am GMT+1

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This year has seen the rapid rise of digital learning, brought on by necessity following the Covid-19 crisis.

In this new context of volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) markets, executives and organizational leaders are facing unknown situations that generate enormous confusion.

The series of new normals we are likely to face over the coming year as we establish new markets and new ways of working, bring great opportunities for those able to embrace the digital opportunities available to them. For those organizations this will be the ideal moment to develop their workforce in an agile and responsive way to deal with the unknowns and the complexity that exists.

Many organizations end up reacting abruptly using established, obsolete strategies, skills, and methods, seeking to obtain results in the short term but putting the survival of their organizations at risk. Other companies prioritize this partial, limited vision, instead of giving precedence to the transformation that leaders and organizations need to undertake in order to remain competitive in a digital environment.

Join this free live webinar with Dr Hari Mann and Paul Griffith, Professors of Strategy and Innovation at Hult Ashridge to discuss how you can emerge from the post-Covid world with the right strategies and ensure your organization has the competencies and skills to benefit from the opportunities of the digital age.

This 45-minute live session will examine:

  • Challenges currently being faced by organizations and how these will shift in the next year
  • Competencies needed for an organization to be at the top of the ladder when it comes to helping their leaders evolve in the digital age
  • Strategies needed to cultivate and build paths for effective leadership development in the digital age

When? Wednesday, October 21st, 11 am GMT+1

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Speaker: Dr Hari Mann

Hari has over a decade of experience in academia and business. His main interests are in strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. His research looks at how businesses develop the culture, environment, and infrastructure to foster innovation and entrepreneurial activities.

Hari started his career at Goldman Sachs where he worked in the investment banking division. He worked with senior executive teams on a series of consulting projects around the synergy and strategy alignment of companies following a merger. He went onto the London School of Economics to undertake a variety of roles in consulting, research and teaching. Whilst at the LSE, Hari consulted on innovation and strategy issues for a wide range of FTSE 100 companies alongside working with a number of UK and international government departments.

At Hult Ashridge, Hari has been the MBA and Executive MBA director. He is also Program Director to a variety of organisations in both the Private and Public Sector. His research currently involves how financial organisation lead and innovate, and how purpose matters in increasing company profits.

He holds an MSc (with distinction) and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is also a Visiting Fellow at CASS Business School, City University and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Speaker: Paul Griffith

Paul Griffith works with executives and organisations in the areas of strategy, innovation and customer centricity. He has led a range of custom programs for national and global organisations in the private and public sector.

Prior to joining the Ashridge team Paul was a Vice President at Inmarsat managing the product management and marketing function where he was responsible for the commercial performance of the global portfolio, launching the next generation of products and as a member of the executive management team taking the business through a private equity transaction and subsequent IPO on the London FTSE.

He has held leadership roles in marketing, business development and corporate strategy for global enterprises, start up and turnaround businesses including BT, FirstMark and Datapoint. At BT Paul led the change management programme for the sales, customer service and marketing division serving Small & Medium Enterprises. Paul has extensive international experience leading cross cultural teams and global programmes serving the enterprise and SME markets.

He has an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London University and MBA (Distinction) from London Business School.

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