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Evolving Digital Leadership

How to Be a Digital Leader in Tomorrow’s Disruptive World


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Digital Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. James Brett
      Pages 3-7
    3. James Brett
      Pages 9-29
    4. James Brett
      Pages 31-51
    5. James Brett
      Pages 53-61
    6. James Brett
      Pages 63-74
  3. Awareness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-92
    2. James Brett
      Pages 93-100
    3. James Brett
      Pages 101-119
    4. James Brett
      Pages 121-137
    5. James Brett
      Pages 139-160
  4. Intention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-162
    2. James Brett
      Pages 163-177
    3. James Brett
      Pages 179-197
    4. James Brett
      Pages 199-213
  5. Attention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-217
    2. James Brett
      Pages 219-233
    3. James Brett
      Pages 235-251

About this book


Get ready to be an effective digital leader, influencer, disruptor, and catalyst for change in the digital world!

As a leader you need to constantly evolve to achieve sustained success. The world is being transformed by Digital. The pace of change is constantly accelerating and volatility and complexity are the new norms. Digital leaders are at the forefront of these waves of change, creating new markets and transforming traditional ones.

This book is a framework and set of tools that will help you develop a deep awareness of yourself, your teams, and your stakeholders. The powerful four-step process (designed to remain relevant over time) ensures that you are embracing adversity, driving disruption, and unlocking your full leadership potential.

What You'll Learn:
  • Be an influencer, disrupter, and catalyst for change in a disruptive world
  • Know five key career recommendations from 40 digital leaders with more than 400 years of combined experience
  • Use the four steps of the Unnatural Selection framework to facilitate your personal evolution and digital leadership success
  • Demystify what makes people tick using the Human Full Stack, which is a model analogous to the technical full stack, so that complex behaviors are easier to understand
  • Embody intentionality to avoid distractions and achieve what’s important—your personal evolution, growing amazing teams, and influencing stakeholders


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Forest LodgeAustralia

About the authors

James Brett describes himself as a digital leader who is passionate about developing people and organizations to create a positive future for humanity. Ultimately, he is a geek at heart. At the age of 11, he learned to code, and at 18, he had replaced the engine in his first car. His curiosity about how things work and his knack for fixing things continued into his adult work life.

James studied micro-electronics and computing at university, spent the next 10 years in software development, and more recently has focused over 10 years on leadership and coaching. As a technology expert, he leads strategic thinking from the board level through to team implementations, covering digital strategy, organizational transformation, and product development.  He holds a global perspective on digital, having lived in the USA, UK, China, and Australia, which allowed him to understand the complex cultural and market dynamics that impact technology and product delivery across continents.

James is well-respected in the tech industry, and has presented at several agile/digital conferences globally. As the ThoughtWorks Transformation Practice Lead, he had the privilege to work alongside his mentor, agile thought leader Jim Highsmith, on the global rollout of Adaptive Leadership. This started James down a path of ‘finding a better way' for teams and organizations. James is a certified Leadership Agility Coach, Integrative Enneagram Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, and Holacracy Practitioner. He leverages this unique combination of psychology and digital skills to grow high-performance teams, leaders and organizations.

Ultimately, James wants to leave the world a better place for his children and our future generations, so it is no surprise that he donates his time to charities and not for profit organizations such as Redkite and Burn Bright. Outside of the office, you will find James enjoying time with his family, capturing photos, building and flying drones, or in his work shed constructing cubby houses.

For more information on James, and the book, please visit his website:

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