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Updated: Jan 23, 2022

Translation of German leadership handbook will be published in November 2021

Ambidextrous Leadership is a translation of the original German 2nd edition Beidhaendige Fuehrung by Julia Duwe, published by Springer-Verlag GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2020. It will be published in November 2021. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service A subsequent human revision by the author was done primarily in terms of content.

Ambidextrous Leadership prepares leaders for fundamental change processes of organizations. In times of digital transformation, radical change and crises, ambidexterity has become a key competence of global companies. Ambidextrous organizations manage to improve their core business, while at the same time opening up new business fields for the future.

Practical examples and numerous implementation tips illustrate how leaders can turn this trade-off into an elegant balancing act. The book illustrates 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


Julia Duwe

Ambidextrous Leadership

Publisher: Springer; November 21, 2021

271 Pages


Language: English

ISBN ‎ 978-3662640319

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