The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 8/5/2016
- To Celebrate the 3000th Blog Posting of “Future of CIO” with 1.5 Million Worldwide Views: (Slideshare) Blogging is to pursue the digital communication for envisioning, brainstorming, sharing, debating, and making a continuous delivery for practicing thought leadership and spurring innovation. It’s not just about writing, but about thinking. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here comes the 3000th blog posting of the "Future of CIO." if writing a book is 1% of inspiration plus 99% of perspiration, and then creating & producing blogs takes 5% (inspiration + creativity) plus 95% of (dedication + perseverance).
- Running IT as a Niche Player Digital provides significant opportunities for business growth and innovation, and IT plays a significant role in digital transformation. That means IT has to reinvent its brand from a cost center to a value creator; from an order taker to an idea shaker, and from a commodity service provider to an innovation engine and digital whole brain. But more specifically, what are perspectives to run IT as a niche player?
- The Multiple Confusions to Drag Down Digital Leadership Effectiveness Leadership is all about change, to navigate the direction both for oneself and others. The digital world today is much more complicated and that requires an ability to juggle multiple and competing demands and clear the vision under cloudy climate and uncertain circumstances. Businesses need to recognize the change and help leaders meet the challenge via business savvy and agility. In reality, there are many well trained transactional managers, but very few visionary transformational digital leaders; there are many skillful communicators, but very few deep and original thinkers. Under today's uncertainty and ambiguity as the digital new normal, what are possible confusions to drag down leadership effectiveness and how to improve overall digital leadership maturity?
- Digital CIOs’ Elevator Pitch: Digital IT plays a significant role in business transformation. CIOs as IT leaders also have to envision and convey the clear message about IT reputation. So what's CIO's elevator pitch for getting BoDs, executive peers, and shareholders' buy-in?
- Three Barriers to Change Management: Change is inevitable, and the speed of change is increasing. How capable the business is handling change would directly impact on the business competency. However, there is a high failure rate of Change Management statistically. What are the big barriers and how to craft change as an ongoing capability?