Discover Lead 3.0. Being a team of different partners from different countries and cultures, there is one thing we all share: we strongly believe in this project, in what we can find out and in what we can do working together. Together, with a common goal.
In February we had the kick-off meeting in Milan to know each other and define our main aims. We shared expected results, discussed possible strategies, set our first activities. We parted excited by the challenging project we were working at. Lead 3.0 aims to build an alliance between academy and industry by working on the development of those strategic skills the future managers will need.
To do so, the first 6 months of work focused mainly on needs analysis and communication intra and extra project. A review on literature and good practices had been conducted, as well as the design and realization of brochures, leaflets and website. The journey has just started, so jump on board and join us in being a part of Lead 3.0!
Finding out (digital) strategic e-leadership skills’ gaps: contribute to the research!
You can help us by filling out a short questionnaire!
Moving from a basic e-leadership soft skills taxonomy as in European and International literature, a set of in depth interviews has been carried out by partners to finalize the skills’ set to focus on. Over 25 managers and over 30 trainers have been interviewed and allowed Lead 3.0 team to widen and verticalize the group of skills that will be crucial for leaders in the digital era.
They are the so called “strategic e-leadership skills” (SeLs) and refer not only to transversal skills but also to vertical ones, such as for example the ability of identifying and exploiting innovative business opportunities coming from digitalization (e-entrepreneurial and innovation skills). Discover the other main skills’ sub groups in the questionnaire.
This field research will support the project team in highlighting the skills’ area in which our target groups feel less confident and would possibly need some training. To help us in this research, please fill in the questionnaire here.
The European Conference on Digital and Key Enabling Technologies Skills Bruxelles 1-2 June 2015
A significant part of future goods and services are as yet unknown, but the main driving force behind their development will be Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), such as nanotechnology, micro and nanoelectronics including semiconductors, advanced materials, biotechnology and photonics.
The development and rapid dissemination of digital technologies (ICT) in all production processes and in everyday life, along with the spread of KET is the “hallmark” of the ongoing transformation.
In order to create new work positions, economic growth requires that innovation opportunities are identified and effectively exploited. This in turn demands good e-leadership skills.
E-Leadership skills include knowledge and competences necessary to initiate and guide ICT related innovation at all levels of enterprise. Structural changes in workforce in recent years are expected to continue: demand for high-quality e-leadership that can exploit and organize innovation and capitalize on research, technologies and best practices, leading people to ride the change is growing throughout European Industry.
E-Leadership skills are acquired by a mix of work experience, education and training and a stronger efforts by European training providers, both at University and VET level, is needed to increase the training offer for e-leadership and improve its quality. Although some positive results have been already achieved in Europe, there is still the need for improving qualitatively and quantitatively highest skills level education and e-Leadership skills for talented groups.
The following key recommendations came up from the conference discussions:
- Strengthen e-leadership in policy agendas at EU and national level and into other policies, such as on digital education, entrepreneurship, etc.
- Monitor labour market trends and disruptions to refine definition and skills requirements
- Support new curricula and training for e-leadership
- Promote online courses and new ways of learning
- Mobilise stakeholders to foster governance and cooperation activities on e-leadership in synergy with pan-European awareness campaigns
The European Conference information and papers are available at leadership2015.eu: more than 50 speakers from all stakeholder groups (Industry, Institutions, Research Center, Universities, Business and Corporate Schools) and hundreds of participants attended the conference.