Lancefield on the Line

Paul Leinwand and Matt Mani: Rethinking leadership beyond digital

April 13, 2022 David Lancefield Season 2 Episode 14
Lancefield on the Line
Paul Leinwand and Matt Mani: Rethinking leadership beyond digital
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“Digital transformation” is a big buzzword in business. But digital initiatives alone are not enough to win in the marketplace -- companies need to reimagine the compelling value they will offer and how they will create it in a differentiating way. Two senior partners from Strategy&, former colleagues and friends, set out seven leadership imperatives for
transforming companies in the new digital era based on extensive research of twelve companies, including Philips, Microsoft and Adobe:

  1. Reimagine your company's place in the world
  2. Embrace and create value via ecosystems
  3. Build a system of privileged insights with your customers
  4. Make your organization outcome-oriented
  5. Invert the focus of your leadership team
  6. Reinvent the social contract with your people
  7. Disrupt your own leadership approach

This is a stimulating, immersive discussion leaving you with a new manifesto for leading your organisation. They even say which one of the leadership archetypes they are! I always try to get to the personal side too, as you know!

More about Paul and Matt:

  • Paul Leinwand is a thought leader on strategy, growth, and capability building for Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting group. He is co-author of four books. 
  • Mahadeva Matt Mani is an advisor to executives on business model transformation and operating performance improvement for Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. He is the global leader of PwC and Strategy&'s transformation platform. 
  • Their book 'Beyond Digital: How Great Leaders Transform Their Organsation and Shape the Future', Harvard Business Review Press.

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Has ‘digital’ become passe?
Focus on adding value to society
How to shape the future
Privileged consumer insights
Creating an outcomes organisation
A new social contract at work
Ecosystems – evolution or revolution?
The hardest leadership roles to master
Distributing responsibility throughout the organisation
What it takes for leaders to make bold decisions
How to shape the future whilst bringing the best of the past
One message for an emerging leader