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Distributed Leadership and Digital Innovation
The Argument For Couple Leadership

ISBN 9780367361488
Published December 2, 2019 by Routledge
68 Pages

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Book Description

When it comes to digital innovation, much research has been done with regard to the optimization of teams, but little attention has been given to leadership structures. This book presents a comprehensive research background on innovation leadership and its evolution over the years, examining how it has been shown to reflect the thinking needed today for organizations to succeed.

This timely book proposes a refreshing and contemporary perspective on leadership that aims to address many of the challenges that leaders in digital innovation are faced with every day. With insights and experiences from other digital innovation leaders, as well as an auto-ethnographical case study, it will be of value to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students with an interest in leadership, innovation management, digital innovation, organization studies, and organizational psychology.

Additional Information can be found at https://www.caterinamaniscalco.com/

Table of Contents



1 Innovation Leadership Landscape

2 Digital Innovation Leadership: Firsthand Accounts

3 The Couple Leadership Model

4 Conclusion




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Caterina Maniscalco is a partner at a management consultancy firm based in London. She has 20 years of global experience across a wide array of industries in the fields of digital innovation and digital transformation. Informed by a multidisciplinary background that includes technical development, design disciplines, coaching, and strategy, her areas of focus in recent years have been leadership excellence, culture and behavior change, and experience design.


"Longstanding views that favor heroism in leadership are coming to an end. This book is an excellent contribution to our understanding of alternatives to the way leadership is exercised in twenty-first-century organizations. The book is refreshing and opens up really important debates, especially in a time in which alternative ways of organizing are emerging."—Dr. Jose Bento Da Silva

"Maniscalco makes a compelling case for Couple Leadership, the new paradigm for leadership within the digital sector. By dissecting the model and analyzing its practice, she lays bare the benefits it brings and how it navigates the pitfalls all too often succumbed to in traditional approaches to the role of digital innovation. Engaging from an academic perspective, her hypotheses are backed up with real-world explorations and practical tools to put the theory into immediate use in the workplace, making this a must-read for digital innovation leaders, both old and new, as well as those working in proximity to such business functions." –Prask Sutton, CEO of Wi5