Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 8/26/2016

Fundamentally leadership is about change and influencing people to change.

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The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO”  8/26/2016
  •  CIOs’ Q&A for IT Digital Transformation? Nowadays information is overloading and technologies are permeating into every corner of the organization. IT plays a significant role in business growth and innovation. However, in reality, the majority of IT organizations still get stuck at the lower level of IT maturity with the reputation as a back-office support function and cost center only. CIOs as business strategists and senior executives, which questions should you self-diagnose or ask around (business, customers, employees, etc.) in order to improve IT agility and maturity?

  • Digitizing Boardroom: The multifaceted Aspects of Digital-Ready Boards” Book Chapter 1 Introduction  Slideshare Presentation: The contemporary corporate boards play important roles in strategy advising, governance oversight, leadership exemplify, culture tuning, and talent management influence. BoDs also have to shift from the industrial mentalities to the digital mindsets. A professional digital board is not only about filling with cool-headed, high-professional and high-intelligent BoDs, but also about tuning the structured process to digitize itself, optimize decision-making capacity, inspire innovation, and improve the board's overall effectiveness, agility, and maturity.  

  • Three Qualities of Change Leaders: Fundamentally leadership is about change and influencing people to change. Leadership is moving you and others, and evolving to what is needed next. The speed of change is accelerating, Change Leadership becomes a more critical capacity to influence others through inspiration, motivated by a passion, birthed by a conviction of a sense of purpose of why you were created. Leadership is all about the ability to take initiative and the ability to influence with or without authority. It is the power of example that frees people to do willingly and well that needs to be done. What are important qualities in change leadership?
  • Three Principles to Follow for Bridging IT-Business Gaps: We live in the world with both “old” and “new,” embracing digital is inevitable as that is now part of the reality. In order to lead change and drive digital transformation, IT should combine the old way to do things, and the new way to explore, the next practices and the best practices, take the balance of traditional hierarchy and flatter structure; keep the lights on,” and “doing more with innovation.” Either from management, technology or talent perspective, Is HYBRID the right way to move forward with the right speed ?
  • The Monthly Insight: Five Big “WHO”s in Change Management Aug. 2016: Change is inevitable, managing organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges. People, process, technology, WHAT are important factors in Change Management, and which pitfalls shall you avoid, in order to improve the success rate of change initiatives?

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