In a world of big data, what does it mean to be an expert and a leader?
Recent research shows that ""experts""--people with deep training and experience in a particular field--are surprisingly weak in areas where we expect them to be strong, such as solving tough problems and making good decisions. In fact, in many cases, organizations would be better off by relying on data, algorithms, and outsiders instead of in-house experts.
So does this mean it is passé to have experienced, expert leaders in your organization? In this era of big data, what is the value of leaders in motivating teams, setting vision, coming up with new ideas, and performing other traditional leadership roles?
In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Second Machine Age, and big data expert Andy McAfee of MIT's Sloan School of Management will discuss the rapidly evolving understanding of expertise and leadership in the world of big data.