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Updated: Jan 13, 2022

2022 Book Release: Ambidextrous Leadership - How leaders unlock innovation through ambidexterity has recently been published by Springer Verlag. In times of digital transformation, radical change and crises, ambidexterity has become a key competence of global companies. The book prepares leaders for these fundamental change processes.

Ambidextrous Leadership, Julia Duwe, 2022
English edition of Ambidextrous Leadership by Julia Duwe, 2022

Ambidextrous organizations manage to improve their core business, while at the same time opening up new business fields for the future. Practical examples and ideas for implementation illustrate how leaders can turn this trade-off into an elegant balancing act. The book shows how ambidextrous leadership unlocks innovation next to running your core business. It also addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and documents how ambidextrous leadership helps to successfully navigate the crisis.

The content

  • Ambidexterity as a leadership approach for the digital transformation

  • Practical examples and communication-based tips for everyday leadership

  • Special chapter on leadership during the COVID-19 crisis: Resilience through ambidextrous leadership

  • Interviews with IBM, Accenture, Bosch, Festo, Mann + Hummel, Hallesche, Fraunhofer, German Aerospace Center (DLR), TU Dresden and experts on leadership and resilience

Ambidextrous Leadership is a translation of the original German 2nd edition of Beidhaendige Fuehrung, published by Springer-Verlag GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2020. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service with a subsequent revision by the author.


Title: Ambidextrous Leadership

Author: Julia Duwe

Release date: November 26, 2021 (1st edition)

Publisher: Springer

Language: English

225 pages


ISBN 978-3-662-64031-9

Foreword by Eberhard Veit

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Ambidextrous Leadership is a handbook for leaders and a report of experiences from daily professional life. Being deeply involved in the digital transformation while working on this book, I was able to meet various people and I found myself in unique situations that you only can experience during times of transformation or exceptional crisis. The book offers empirical insights from a professional balancing act between today’s corporate world with all its tensions and a constantly emerging digital, data-driven future. I would like to thank all colleagues who were directly or indirectly involved in driving the two worlds forward for sharing their experiences with me. Furthermore, I would like to give my thanks to all those who kept reading the manuscript again and again during its development for their helpful advice and discussions. In particular, I would like to thank the editor at Springer Verlag, Christine Sheppard, for her comprehensive and encouraging support.

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