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Driving Digital Transformation: What Does It Take to Lead?

Roughly two-thirds of executives believe that digital transformation is a top priority for their companies, yet even more say that their organizations will need to find new leaders to succeed in the digital economy, according to one 2018 survey.

“Lack of digital leadership” is the number one barrier identified by companies that have just started out in digital transformation, a 2015 study by Harvard Business Review found.

So, what does it take to close the gap between the talent companies have and the talent they think they need?

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Sherlin Nair

Research Associate, Human Capital
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Mary B. Young, D.B.A.

Principal Researcher, Human Capital
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