About the Disruptive Leadership Institute

“Today’s businesses face unprecedented challenges operating in a global environment that is highly disruptive and increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). Disruption has significantly impacted the way the world works, as many of us have experienced today and in recent years. Apart from businesses, government, and individuals are also responding to shifts that would have seemed unimaginable even a few years ago.
The current wave of disruption, including the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the known forces of Industry 4.0 (such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics), globalization, geo-political tensions, and demographic change, is reinventing the workforce. Internet technologies have enabled drones and driverless cars, which are transforming supply chains, logistics, health care, and even defense and security, such as the war against terrorism.”
Sattar Bawany (2023)

Collaborating with the Centre for Executive Education (CEE), whose mission is to assist leaders in the commercial, public, and non-profit sectors in developing their readiness to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic era of a digital-driven world of work;  we place cutting-edge research at its core, we produce rigorous, independent thinking to offer fresh perspectives on managing the leadership and organizational challenges in a highly disruptive and everchanging workplace of the future.

Combining the power of innovative research techniques with a deep understanding of our client’s industries, our team of researchers and analysts from our extended global network of strategic partners of established human resource management and executive development consulting firms, including Executive Development Associates (EDA), we publish best practices and benchmarking research reports, articles and points of view every year. EDA’s thought-provoking biennial Report on Trends in Executive Development allows us to offer real-world solutions for our clients.

‘Business as usual’ doesn’t exist any longer. With the explosion of global business, leaders are faced with unremitting change and managing through volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (collectively known as “VUCA”). Technology has accelerated the pace of disruption which demands a new generation of leaders who possess ‘disruptive digital leadership‘ competencies and demonstrate ‘disruptive mental agility’ to navigate the insurmountable organizational challenges of the digital-driven ‘World-of-Work’ (WOW).

Our Vision, Mission and Values

The Disruptive Leadership Institute (DLI) is a strategic partnership between iGroup and the Centre for Executive Education (CEE) with the mission to support leaders at all levels globally towards transforming their organization to succeed in the highly disruptive and digital-driven workplace.

The Institute also serves as a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Executive Education (CEE) where both organizations place cutting-edge research at the core of what they do. DLI research programs produce rigorous, independent thinking to offer fresh perspectives on managing the leadership and organizational challenges in a highly disruptive and ever-changing workplace of the future. This includes the identification, assessment, selection and development of next-generation of ‘disruptive digital leaders’ and ensures their readiness to meet the challenges during times of disruption and crisis.

iGroup is also a strategic partner of CEE in offering the suite of leadership development, executive coaching and talent management solutions to the global marketplace through 17 sales channel partners around the world. iGroup’s core customers are the academic and government research institutions, and in recent years expanded into the healthcare and corporate markets.

Our Institute value proposition is empowering leaders with top academic research integrated with real-world experiences relevant to their organization’s context and business environment. We bring proven flexible approaches when co-creating leadership development learning journeys with organizations where the focus is on closing the “knowing-doing” gap and enabling leaders to apply learning the next day to contribute sustainable impact to their organization. We support the organizational development by linking individual leader’s growth to organizational capabilities expansion with tangible business outcomes materializing at the end of the learning journeys.

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The Institute in partnership with CEE has developed a series of innovative executive development programs including the Disruptive Leadership 4.0 Masterclass Series, Executive Coaching 4.0 and Executive MBA in Disruptive Leadership, for CEOs, c-suite and senior business leaders, incorporating the best practices tools, frameworks and contemporary approaches as well as case studies of successful organizations based on the extensive research published in the books “Leadership in Disruptive Times: Negotiating the New Balance” (Business Expert Press, 2023), “Leadership in Disruptive Times” (Business Expert Press, 2020) and “Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive, Digital-Driven Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)” (Business Expert Press, 2019).

As a result of participating in this Masterclass series, the participants will be able to gain a holistic view of the best practices that enables them to build high-performing teams, lead cross-functional initiatives, and drive innovation and profitable growth. They will also be able to develop new strategic insights, global perspectives, and leadership skills that will enable them to lead change, improve their ability to capitalize on disruptive innovation, finance growth and build a sustainable competitive advantage for their organization.

DLI faculty includes experienced and successful business practitioners, authors, academics, consultants and executive coaches who focus their cutting-edge research and thought leadership into practical solutions to real-world challenges, often lending their specialized knowledge as consultants and advisers to the world’s most respected organizations. They also design and facilitate our executive development programs which are packed with engaging and interactive learning experiences. Through live sessions, experiential group-based exercises, and action learning workplace projects.

iGroup is the leading information services company in Asia Pacific, serving more than 2,000 institutional customers across Asia Pacific, and also fast expanding in other regions like North America, Latin America, Europe, and Middle East. iGroup has 18 physical offices located across Asia Pacific and the USA, with total employee size of 1,200. It also works through 17 sales channel partners around the world. iGroup’s core customers are the academic and government research institutions, and in recent years expanded into the healthcare and corporate markets.

The Centre for Executive Education (CEE) is an award winning and the premier network for established human resource management and executive development consulting firms globally.

CEE has established global strategic partnerships with Executive Development Associates(EDA), International Professional Managers Association (IPMA), Action Management Associates Inc. (AMAI) as well as a network of Affiliate Partners across the Asia Pacific region.