Newswise — What is the role of leadership during a period of change that feels both rapid and sustained? How can executives and managers successfully lead organizations at a time of cratering public trust in institutions, digitally driven transformation and the dislocation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic?

A new free white paper from Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning, “Acting in the Present, Shaping the Future: Leaders in Unprecedented Times,” considers the rapid onslaught of contemporary challenges facing organizations and the global workforce, and posits potential paths forward on topics ranging from climate change to ethical capitalism.

“As the world emerges from the COVID crisis, business leaders have the opportunity to shape the recovery in a way that benefits the economy, the environment and society,” the report states. “To direct an organization effectively in these times, leaders need new technological skills and ethical perspectives.”

The chapters in the new white paper include:

  • Responsible Capitalism
  • Supply Chain Resiliency
  • Climate Action
  • Leadership Kindness
  • Rise of the Machines
  • A Hybrid Workforce
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning offers a range of open and custom programs led by Darden faculty on topics ranging from digital transformation to leadership and management competencies.

Learn more and download “Acting in the Present, Shaping the Future” today.

Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning is provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.