Digital Leadership and Transformation


Shaping the dynamic change using new leadership tools and innovation management


Digital Leadership and Transformation

The second wave of digitalization permeates almost every field of corporate leadership and challenges innovation management in a fundamental manner. Increased complexity and higher speed in making and implementing decisions are countered by new opportunities for faster analysis, communication and innovation.

HHL is particularly competent in the fields of strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation and change management as well as e-commerce and multi-channel management. The Financial Times only recently ranked the school as the world leader in e-business. The university is collaborating with many start-ups and research centers as well as major medium-sized enterprises and DAX-listed companies on these topics. The students benefit from this cooperation just as much as the businesses.

In the upcoming months HHL will continue to explore what was started during the 2015 HHL Forum, namely to examine how dynamic change can be shaped using new, commonly digital instruments of leadership and the increasing openness of innovation management more and more. We ask: how can we prepare the leaders of tomorrow so they will be well-equipped for these new conditions? And what is more: how can we enable them to actively shape and utilize the digital revolution? There is a wide range of challenges and we would like to shed light on this topic and discuss it from as many angles as possible within the framework of different HHL events.

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Digital Leadership and Transformation

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Digitalization is a Top Priority

Prominent representatives from industry, science, and politics comment on the challenges and the solutions for the digital transformation.

Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Bahn AG

"Those who say that digitalization does not concern them have never considered disruptive actions."

Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Bahn AG

Frank Strauß, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Postbank AG

"The question of how we connect the human being and the machine will make all the difference."

Frank Strauß, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Postbank AG

Prof. Dr. Carola Wille, Director of Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)

 

'Upstairs and downstairs' no longer works, interconnection is important."

Prof. Dr. Carola Wille, Director of Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)

Dr. Kai Engel, Partner & MD at AT Kearney GmbH

"Following the aspect of 'Speed Is King', many executives will have to step away from their functions to go into team work and organize many parallel processes."

Dr. Kai Engel, Partner & MD at AT Kearney GmbH

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel, Vice Dean at RWTH Aachen University

"What requirements are placed on leaders? Moving away from pure facts and figures alone and towards those human beings that we wish to move in the same direction."

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel, Vice Dean at RWTH Aachen University

Fritz Straub, CEO of Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau GmbH

"All employees represent the innovation process and their network carries the innovation process: the projects ask the questions, the employees respond jointly."

Fritz Straub, CEO of Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau GmbH

Dr. Matthias Afting, Head of Global HR and Organization at Vorwerk & Co. KG

"I would like to describe the task of the executive using a metaphor: it is like in soccer – you do not have to kick the ball where the other player is but where he can go."

Dr. Matthias Afting, Head of Global HR and Organization at Vorwerk & Co. KG

Bernd J. Wieczorek, Senior Advisor at Egon Zehnder International GmbH

"There is no time to gain experience. However, we must still make decisions – this is radically different from the past and an absolute novelty. The great challenge of the present is the question of what leadership means under these circumstances."

Bernd J. Wieczorek, Senior Advisor at Egon Zehnder International GmbH

Juergen Peukert, Partner at Ernst & Young GmbH

"We need new leadership models placing more importance on psychology and asking the question: how will we manage to deal with these new conditions?"

Juergen Peukert, Partner at Ernst & Young GmbH

Fritz Straub, CEO of Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau GmbH

"Deal with people decently, leave them their freedom, allow mistakes."

Fritz Straub, CEO of Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau GmbH

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