Friday, January 1, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 1/1/2016

The world not just starts the New Year, but also step deeper into the Digital Era.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.2 million page views with 2300+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the first weekly insight of the “Future of CIO” blog in 2016 - to celebrate the New Year.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” Blog 1/1/2016
  • Ring in the Year of 2016: Is Integrated Leadership the Digital Trend?  It's the first day of the New Year - businesses and the world are moving deeper and deeper into the digital world of VUCA -Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, while digital companies have blurred boundaries are uncharted frontiers, and the world is so hyper-connected and overcomplex, who leads whom? The inspiring way to characterize the types of leadership needs to dig deeper, hunt for the character, look inside charisma, verify the authenticity, as well as pursuit the purpose: How can leaders make a positive influence? How can they harness the creativity and passion of the workforce in pursuit of competitive advantage & unique difference in the global stage? Is integrated leadership the digital trend? What are the most important ingredients in great leadership?

  • CIO’s Digital Agenda XXIII: Information & Knowledge Management  Back to fundamentals, CIOs are Chief Information Officers, IT is the steward of business data and information, and one of the most important responsibilities for IT is to ensure the right people getting the right information, extract to sufficient knowledge to help them make the right decision at the right time and location. Digital IT is also shifting from “T” oriented support center to “I” driven value creator.
  • Digital Master Holiday Intense Tuning Chap 3: Five Points of Digital Strategy:  Strategy is the art of designing a way of navigating and effectively utilizing available resources to attain a clearly defined objective. However, in many business contexts, the word strategy is demotivating. Some organizations have strategy meetings days and weeks only to go around in circles. Now businesses step deeper and deeper into the digital era, in which everything is touched by digital technologies, but how do they put effort on reshaping the digital version of corporation strategy?
  • Holiday Dots Connection: Sympathy vs. Empathy: Once again, it is the holiday season and it’s the end of the year and the beginning of the new one, it is not just the time to spoil your appetite, but also, the moment to open your mind, and connect more dots to discover the new meaning of holidays - Are you sympathetic to give more to others, or are you empathetic to understand better of the world? Are you compassionate about many man-made disasters; or are you passionate to overcome the challenges facing human society? What’s the further dot-connection between sympathy and empathy?

  • A Sociologist’s Mind: How to Manage Changes Effectively in Broader Scope: Sociology is the study of human interaction, usually within the context of organized groups, communities, or "societies." It is the systematic study of human society, especially present-day societies. Sociologists study the organization, institutions, and development of societies, with a particular interest in identifying causes of the changing relationships among individuals and groups. Sociologists have a different language, but does that language offer any substance not offered by the other disciplines? And does a sociologist’s mind help to manage change more effectively in a broader scope?
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