Digital Leadership vs Digital Transformation | Nelson Phillips

By Kayleigh Shooter

 We need to get as good at digital leadership as we are at creating and applying digital technology. If our new, digitally enabled world is going to be a better place than the analogue one we are leaving then we can’t focus on technology and ignore the humans. Digital transformation is about fundamental changes needed in our organisations where we work, the society where we live, and, perhaps less obviously, in the nature of the leaders and leadership we need. Professor Phillips is currently the co-editor with Markus Perkmann of Innovation: Organisation and Management. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management Inquiry, Editor-in-Chief of Innovation: Organisation & Management, and the Editor of the Cambridge Elements Series in Organisational Theory. He was formerly a senior editor at Organisation Studies.. He was also the chair of the OMT Division Executive Committee of the Academy of Management in 2016. Professor Phillips teaches courses in strategy, organisation behaviour, innovation, and leadership at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, he is very active in executive education where he has been involved in programme design and delivery for a wide range of clients. He has published more than 100 academic articles and book chapters. He has also written four books and is currently working on a book on the use of linguistic research methods in management. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at 


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