The term “digital leadership” is used in different contexts with different meanings.

Digital leadership” in the professional sense refers to the teaching, practice and institution of leadership under the characteristic conditions of the digital information age and the use of the resulting specific opportunities. “Digital Leadership” in this sense is therefore the competence of the leadership of people, organisations, companies and communities within the framework of social, political and economic systems whose structure and functional logic are shaped by the specific conditions of the digital age as they emerge in the course of digitization.

Digital Leadership” in the competitive sense refers to the comparative advantage in terms of the development, implementation and use of innovations based on the development and dissemination of digital technologies.

Digital leadership” in this sense describes the comparative advantage of the early and successful use of the new opportunities in the context of digitization and digital transformation.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.