Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 11/3/ 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”  11/3/2016
  • The New Book “IT Innovation - Reinvent IT for the Digital Age” Introduction, Slideshare Presentation:The purpose of “IT innovation - Reinvent IT for the Digital Age” is to help business and IT leaders and digital professionals ride above the learning curve, reinvent IT as an innovation hub and game changer; reimagine IT as an innovation outlier; renovate a hybrid IT and digital organization; fine-tune IT as the digital whole brain of the organization; accelerate IT on the fast lane, rebuild IT as the business capability multiplier; empower IT as a digital change agent; and leverage the “alphabetic elements” to run a highly innovative IT organization for the digital age.



  • A Progressive Board: A progressive board is built based on progressive mindsets. Progress represents change. Progress itself is a change, either by individual or group efforts or induced by environmental and cultural tangible and intangible force. Without change, one cannot even stagnate, she or he will be on a backward journey. Change the game is a mindset, The progressive digital boards can provide the direction as vision, mission, strategy, as well as leadership skills like delegation, decision-making, and monitoring. The BoD role also sets the top leadership tone, and affects most through congruent behavior, continuous endorsement of the change and regular communication to keep the momentum.

  • Three Traits of Transformational Leader: Fundamentally, leadership is more about future but starts at today. Leadership is about creating a powerful future that is compelling in the present, utilizes the best talents, capabilities, and resources of their people and organization to drive changes and produce meaningful and valuable results. Change is a vital element for the contemporary organization to stay competitive, and transformation is a radical change. Transformation is the momentum from quantitative accumulation to the quantum leap. What are the unique traits of transformational leaders though?

  • The Noble Purposes of IT Performance Management: IT organizations are at the cross-road to either ride above the learning curve of the digital transformation or become irrelevant as a support function. IT metrics has to evolve from being a cost center to becoming a revenue generator. It’s dangerous to impose metrics just because the focus on what’s measurable is manageable. The only way to do this is to show a clear link to top executives between IT efficiency and productivity and top-line revenues. Continually accelerating changes in IT consumption and production requires faster responses and better performance metrics. Start with the noble purposes of IT performance management and then select the right set of metrics for measuring the right things and measure them right. IT measures should cover all areas that contribute to value creation including service quality, employee engagement, customer satisfaction and financial outcomes itself?

  • Develop the Next Practices to Innovate IT Talent Management? Digital workplaces are diverse and dynamic and digital workforces are multi-generational, multicultural, and multi-devicing than ever today. IT skills gap is not fiction, but a reality. CIOs as “Talent Master,” how to innovate talent management and develop the best and next digital practices for bridging gaps between strategy management and talent management, integrate talent management and performance management into a holistic people management solution and build a high-performing and high-mature digital organization?
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