Want, Know, Apply: What Makes You a True Digital Leader

In many companies and boards of directors, the results of the current core business are at the forefront. Proposing  a new digital business model  still proves to be a courageous action. According to the data, the average age of professionals is 46.6 years. The average age of entrepreneurs is rather around 50 years. With the passage of time and age,  human beings are increasingly reluctant and critical of changes . This has a significant weight in the process of digital transformation, because “change” is perhaps its essential characteristic. In addition to these data, it must also be said that wanting a change also means  accepting a certain degree of uncertainty , since the economic structure is not designed to cope with risks. The leap into a digitalization process can be considered critical for many companies.  Wanting and being ready for a change is the first factor that makes you a digital leader.

The digital leader  knows how  to digitize

But wanting change is not everything. Digital transformation does not happen at the push of a button. At the heart of a digitalization process,  specific knowledge and know-how  must be  combined with the  creation of digital value . So be at the heart of high-tech news  and develop your general knowledge.

Knowing  the basics of the digital economy  is an essential element for a digital leader. Knowledge of technologies, the economy and the digital market is not yet popular among many French entrepreneurs. Today’s and tomorrow’s managers will necessarily need, in addition to specialist and social skills, a  digital culture in order to be able to operate a business . This applies not only to those in management positions, but also to all employees in the company. In a context of digital change, all economic activities must be taken into account in order to gradually evolve your company from analogue to digital. For many executives and business leaders, this may mean a return to apprenticeships and concrete digital training. Digital skills  are the second essential component of a digital leader.

Digital leader  implements  digitalization

From the backstage to the stage: the work done behind the scenes must then find its concrete expression in digital projects. At this point, attention must focus on the so-called three digital Ps: processes  , products and platforms.  These elements must be  structured and designed to meet specific business objectives . Automation of the process is often the most common need, to which is added the heaviest work, namely the digitalization of the product or service. Digital platforms have now conquered the global market, becoming a winning business model. In Europe, one million companies, 50% of which are small and medium-sized enterprises, sell goods and services via an online platform (Source: European Commission). In digital B2C, Big Data has become the new key link between consumers and suppliers. Practicing the will for change and their knowledge must lead  the digital leader to implement digitalization measures .

Dive into the heart of the digital economy

Digitalization is an unstoppable process. Unfortunately, in an international comparison,  we cannot count the large digital companies that are market leaders , in a landscape where the USA is the master. We must actively shape the digital age and build a winning economy. To do this, we need digital leaders with  digital mindsets  and  skills  to launch measures that put companies at the heart of digitalization.

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