The New book on “Leadership in Disruptive Times” reveals the need for organization to rethink the development of leaders in today’s post-pandemic, disruptive and digital-driven era of Industry 4.0

(15 Jul 2020) iGroup Asia Pacific, the leading provider of information products & library technologies and the Centre of Executive Education (CEE), an award-winning boutique executive development consulting firm, today announced their joint partnership in establishing the Disruptive Leadership Institute (DLI) based in Singapore and also the release of the publication, “Leadership in Disruptive Times” by Business Expert Press, LLC, a leading publisher and premier source of business content for colleges and universities around the world.

The mission of the Disruptive Leadership Institute is to support leaders at all levels globally towards transforming their organization to succeed in the highly disruptive and digital-driven world. This includes the identification, assessment, selection and development of next-generation of ‘disruptive digital leaders’ and ensures their readiness to meet the challenges during times of disruption and crisis.

The Institute has developed the innovative “Disruptive Leadership 4.0 Masterclass”, which is essentially a series of leadership development programs including executive coaching incorporating the best practices tools, frameworks and contemporary approaches as well as case studies successful organizations based on the extensive research published in the book “Leadership in Disruptive Times”. The book has been reviewed and endorsed by global thought leaders, academics, CEOs and business leaders.

“Leaders in organizations are continually confronted with increased competition, globalization, demand for social responsibilities, and a stream of technological advances that disrupt the marketplace. For those looking to navigate the turbulent and complex landscape of the digital revolution, ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is the perfect blueprint for future-proofing their organization. Prof Bawany provides insights into the role of ‘disruptive digital leaders’ that transform the organization into a more agile, innovative, and adaptive workplace in times of disruption and successfully lead the digital transformation efforts. A must-read.”

— Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and Thinkers 50 – #1 Executive Coach and the only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World

 “CEE is delighted to partner with the iGroup Asia Pacific in establishing the Disruptive Leadership Institute to meet the organizational and leadership challenges in the ‘new normal’ resulting from the  COVID-19 pandemic recovery as well as the ongoing digital transformation which underpins the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) which ushered in a new business environment which is increasingly uncertain, open and disruptive. Our research has shown that this change has a direct impact on the development of future disruptive leaders of organizations in both public (government) and private sectors and towards ensuring the sustainability of organizations across various industries globally.”

— Prof Sattar Bawany, Author and CEO, Centre for Executive Education

“Disruption has impacted in a significant manner the way the world works, as many of us have experienced today and in recent years. Today’s businesses, government and individuals are responding to shifts that would have seemed unimaginable even a few years ago. Apart from COVID-19, the impact of digital technology on businesses is the other disruptive force that is featured in this book. The explosion of data and unprecedented advances in computer processing power globally have dramatically increased the capacity to support decision making within various functional operations in organizations across industries. Through the partnership with CEE, a thought leadership consulting firm for the disruptive digital economy,  IGroup believes that the Disruptive Leadership Institute will be able to support the organizations globally to remain relevant and successful in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.o).

 —  Pit Teong (Pote) Lee, Founder, iGroup andCEO, iGroup Asia Pacific


The book, ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ also examines the fundamental qualities of disruptive leadership that would distinguish successful leaders as they guide their organizations through the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the digital transformation at the workplace. It also provides insights into an understanding of disruptive leadership. It explores the transformation of organizations in today’s highly disruptive, increasingly VUCA and the digital-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0). The book also examines the fundamental qualities of disruptive leadership that would distinguish successful leaders as they guide their organizations through the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis and the digital transformation at the workplace.

One of the most important aspects of this book is going to be “Keeping Up to Date” due to the speed of the disruption the world is currently experiencing.  This book is going to be one of the only few Business Leadership titles published as a ‘Dynamic’ Book along with traditional print and e-versions.  This means as relevant research articles, journals, videos or any other content is newly published this Book will be updated accordingly and these updates will be automatically be pushed to its readers/subscribers.

The 373-page “Leadership in Disruptive Times” is available for purchase via the BEP website or through Amazon.


About the Centre for Executive Education:

The Centre of Executive Education (CEE) is an award-winning premier network for established human resource management and executive development consulting firms globally. CEE has established global strategic partnerships with Executive Development Associates (EDA), iGroup Asia Pacific as well as a network of Affiliate Partners across the Asia Pacific region. We partner with clients to identify, assess, select and develop their next generation of leaders who will navigate the organization through tomorrow’s business challenges in today’s disruptive and digital-driven workplace. For more information, visit


About iGroup Asia Pacific:

iGroup provides a one-stop-shop for information products and library technologies. Its ability to provide a full spectrum of related products and services with localized support from each of its regional offices secures its position as the leading information industry partner in the Asia Pacific. iGroup has offices spanning 14 countries across the Asia Pacific with a total staff force of 1200. For more information, visit


About Business Expert Press:

Business Expert Press (BEP) has grown to be one of the premier sources of business content for colleges and universities around the world. BEP has a global sales and marketing operation, distributing our print and e-content to professionals and academics World-Wide. Our books not only contain ideas and solutions tailored to today’s business environment; they also offer content that anticipates the business environment of tomorrow—content that is both drawn from and relatable to many cultures in many different countries. Many of our authors are recognized as premier authorities in their fields. For more information, visit