Being a digital professional inherently and inextricably links with high levels of “professionalism.”
We live in the dawn of the Digital Era with increasing speed of changes and overwhelming information flow, the knowledge cycle is significantly shortened, and there are huge skill gaps in the workplace as well. Growth mindsets, new skills, and digital capabilities are needed every day. So who are digital leaders and professionals today, how shall you define digital professionalism, leadership competency, how can you identify talent gaps, differentiate great talent from mediocre, and what are fresh perspectives of digital professional quality?
“Talent Master” is the guidebook to help digital leaders and professionals today shape digital fit mindset, enforce multi-dimensional digital intelligence, build a unique set of digital capabilities and skills, also craft multifaceted digital professionalism. It is a playbook to help top digital executives and talent managers set updated digital principles and high standards to identify skills gap, recognize high performers and high potentials, and innovate talent management best and next practices.
Chapter 1 Digital Fit: “Digital fit” should be first defined as “mind fit.” The right mindset is an utmost quality for being a right fit because the power of the mind is the force to change the business or even the world for better, and then following with attitude fit and behavior fit. Digital contemporary fitness requires envisioning new perspectives, shaping new boxes of thinking, and building new competency.
Chapter 2 Digital Intelligence: Intelligence has been defined in many different ways such as in terms of one's capacity for logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity and problem solving. Whether someone is "intelligent" or not depends entirely on what you are asking them to accomplish with their brain. Digital intelligence is multidimensional and contextual, with ultimate goals to gain wisdom.
Chapter 3 Digital Creativity: Creativity is the high level of intelligence. Creativity is expressive, productive, inventive, innovative and emergent. The innovators with digital creativity are simply those who can see what's around, and easily and effortlessly discover a better way to do things. Creativity is a synthesis of two qualities: imagination with which you create new ideas and the concreteness with which you can transform ideas into real work.
Chapter 4 Digital Professionalism: The online dictionary defines “professionalism is the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.” Hence, it doesn’t mean if you had a profession, you would be automatically a well-respected professional with professionalism. High professionalism is a mindset, principle, and discipline.
Chapter 5 Digital Potential: Potential is about future performance, not past performance. How well do individuals continue to perform and grow in their current roles, how likely can they take on new challenges at work, rapidly learn and grow into next-level roles, or roles that are expanded and redefined as the business changes? Individuals showing potential are distinguished usually by their mastery of new roles quickly and effectively, learning more rapidly than their peers, more innovate in problem-solving. Either at individual or business level, performance helps you motivated and keeps your business running, churning numbers etc, whereas potential can leap digital professionals or businesses to the next level.
A digital professional presents high mature professionalism which means: the mastery of digital capabilities, sound judgments via independent thinking, positive attitudes to fighting unprofessionalism, humilities to the things they don't know, and polite behaviors to act cohesively.
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