Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 10/21/ 2016

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.5 million page views with 3200+ 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 weekly insight about digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.


The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO”  10/21/2016
  • To Celebrate 3200 Blog Posting Slideshare: Leadership is about change, the substance of leadership never changes, it’s all about making positive influences, and providing direction, both for oneself and others. However, the journey of great leadership is never going to be smooth, with many obstacles on the way. If there is no friction, no authentic leadership. It is the time to celebrate the #3200 blog posting, not about writing, but about brainstorming the digital way to lead effortlessly. Imagining the blog is the knowledge power made of 3000+ building blocks, mightier than the magic bullets, to remove the barriers and overcome obstacles, not for winning, but for progression, to advocate innovative leadership and accelerate digital leadership shift.

  • Digital CIOs’ Management Practices: Applying 80/20 Rule in IT Management:The 80-20 rule is a rule of thumb that states 80% of outcomes can be attributed to 20% of all causes for a given event. In business, the 80-20 principle is often used to point out that 80% of a company's revenue is generated by 20% of its total customers. Therefore, the rule is used to help managers identify and determine which operating factors are most important and should receive the most attention, based on an efficient use of resources. The 80-20 rule is also known as the Pareto Principle, at its core, the 80-20 rule is a statistical distribution of data that says 80% of a specific event can be explained by 20% of the total observations. From there, it was expanded to be applied to the study of management techniques and principles with different facets of business and the economy. It is now used to describe almost any type of output in the real world, from the science of management to the patterns of the physical world. IT management is both art and science. How can Digital CIOs apply 80/20 rule for developing IT management practices to improve IT budgeting efficiency, quality optimization, and project/portfolio success rate?

  • IT Savvy Board’s Five Oversight The corporate board in a high-level leadership position plays a crucial role in strategy oversight, business advising, and monitoring, as well as setting key digital tones in organizational culture styles, talent management trend, and leadership quintessential. Nowadays, information is overwhelming and becomes one of the most invaluable assets of the business, technology is often the disruptive forces behind digital innovations. Forward-looking companies across the industries declare they are in the information management business. Therefore, Digital Board today need to become IT friendly and technology savvy, with a comprehensive IT oversight on how to run a high intelligent and high mature digital business?

  • The New Book “Change Insight”SumUp: There are many books written about changes, but very few dig into the mindset level. Change Management starts with a thought, with a flash of insight, insight is the act or result of understanding the inner nature of changes or of seeing things intuitively. It leads to a vision; then leads to a culture shift, strategic changes, or leadership transformation. Change Management is always challenging with a high percentage of failure rate. Indeed, change is difficult. Some say, change is not a problem, the primary reason for change failure is resistance to change while the secondary reason is the inability of leaders to deal with resistance. The purpose of the book “Change Insight” is to understand change insightfully and holistically and manage change systematically.


  • The CIO’s Digital Agenda: Close the Gaps in IT Digital Transformation  Oct. 2016? With the increasing speed of changes, many organizations are inundated with tactical tasks and daily operational duties, they don’t spend enough time on scrutinizing the long term strategy and identify disastrous blind spots in order to make a smooth business transformation. Indeed, there are both blind spots in strategy formulation and execution. So how to identify and close those blind spots in order to accelerate digital transformation?  
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