Technology and the Impact on Leadership

Technology has a powerful impact on every aspect of our lives. It has changed the way we connect with each other, how we run our homes, and how we do business.  These changes mean that the leaders of today are facing pressure to innovate and adapt on a daily basis.

Whilst technology has driven much of the change that leaders are faced with, it also offers solutions that make it easier for leaders focused on development, and the businesses looking to support them.

In this blog, we look at how technology is supporting leaders to develop their leadership style for the digital age.

 Professional Development

For leaders of today, professional development is essential if they are to remain up to the task of successfully leading their businesses.

Fortunately, advances in technology mean that leadership development programmes have moved on from the traditional intensive day-long courses, to more online enabled, continuous learning.  In short, technology is able to help leaders remain focused on their leadership development goals on a daily basis.

Whilst intensive, face-to-face learning still plays a part in the development of our leaders, supporting this with more regular, online learning opportunities can have a big impact on the progress leaders make.

Collaborative Working

With the use of remote technology, CEOs can have oversight and input into all projects across the business, whether they are in the office, on site with a client, or travelling overseas.

This flexibility also applies to employees, allowing them to work more flexibly and better balance their work and home commitments.

This collaborative approach to working can help to create a happier and more productive workforce.

Social Leadership

The growth of social media offers leaders another way in which to influence their employees, peers, and wider business networks.

By using social media platforms, and actively sharing their thoughts and experiences on blogs and vlogs, business leaders can widely expand their sphere of influence.


Whilst technology presents the leaders of today with daily challenges, it also offers solutions in which they can improve themselves, their profile, and their business productivity.  For those willing to adapt to the ever changing digital world, the possibilities are endless.

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