Digital Leadership

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The Digital Leadership Initiative explores the growing use of digital technologies in the business landscape. Through a series of annual reports, blogs, articles, and case studies, the exploration examines how companies are cultivating opportunities and addressing risks in a fast-moving, digital market environment.

As more companies strive to develop new digital capabilities, many are making significant changes to their organizational culture, strategy-making process, and talent management efforts. These shifts raise important questions about what it means to lead a digital business. These questions, and more, are the focus of MIT SMR’s Big Ideas Digital Leadership Initiative.

Research and analysis for this program is in collaboration with Deloitte Digital, which also provides financial support.


The 2018 MIT SMR Digital Leadership Report

Coming of Age Digitally

June 5, 2018 | Gerald C. Kane, Doug Palmer, Anh Nguyen Phillips, David Kiron, and Natasha Buckley

In the 2018 Digital Business Report, MIT SMR and Deloitte find that digitally maturing organizations encourage distributed leadership and a healthy appetite for experimentation.

Featured Digital Leadership Insights


Research Reports

Achieving Digital Maturity

Digitally maturing companies are achieving success by increasing collaboration, scaling innovation, and revamping their approach to talent.


Infographics and Charts

More Digital Leadership Resources


Maximizing the Impact of Enterprise Social Media

Enterprise social media is most effective when both cultural and IT factors are addressed.


How Effective Leaders Drive Digital Change

Successful digital transformation depends on risk-taking, communication, and tolerance for failure.


Are You Taking the Wrong Approach to Digital Transformation?

Digitally maturing companies take a culture-driven, bottom-up approach to digital transformation.