The Oxford Executive Leadership Programme provides new and emerging leaders with access to quality leadership education.
The Oxford Executive Leadership Programme is aimed at people on the cusp of leadership or who have just moved into their first leadership position, but may not yet be able to go on an on-campus programme.
It gives them the opportunity to learn from the world’s foremost thinkers and practitioners in leadership, whilst working around their existing commitments.
There are signs that today’s leaders are facing significantly different challenges to their predecessors.
For instance, Oxford Saïd’s recent research into the role of a relatively new C-Suite role – the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), revealed that CDOs are having to cope with numerous paradoxes:
- They are expected to have specialist (often technical) knowledge, and be effective generalists
- Despite the job title, the role is really about changing people, processes and culture
- They have to be disruptors and catalysts for change but must also build consensus and serve as cross-functional integrators
- They have to drive important, far-reaching, and, ideally, long-term changes in their organisations but their role is transitional and—if successful—eventually obsolete.
As a result, many reported feeling excited, but also overwhelmed by the pressure to perform.