Leadership is the state of the mind.
We have moved into the new digital age when information is abundant and where creativity becomes a baseline competence. The race of human against the machine is ongoing. The knowledge life cycle is significantly shortened, and the pace of information technology is so rapid that no one can rest on a static mindset, past accomplishments, or the wishful thought that everything is perfect the way it is. But how to identify the authentic digital leaders who can lead forward and accelerate digital transformation? Many intend to take "cookie-cutting" approach for making leadership assessment. But leadership is about future and changes, innovation and progression, and leadership is the state of mind.
The Advanced Mindset to Lead Digital Transformation
A Maturity Mind What is maturity basically? Is it a perception depending on our understanding? Or is there any scientific attribute which decides maturity level? Is it possible to develop maturity? Will it come automatically through the experience and people or is it gained over a period of time? Is it always true when you get older, you get more mature? How to decide a person's maturity level? It is subjective or is there any objective standard?
A Creative Mind? Creativity is a mode of thinking. Some people are more in the creative thinking mode than others. This would mean that you can switch you thinking mode to fit the circumstances. Is that the secret weapon of a 'creative mind,' to be able to voluntary switch between open and closed thinking styles?
An Adaptive Mind Adaptability is to be understood as the ability of a system to adapt itself efficiently and fast to changed circumstances. An adaptive mind is, therefore, an open mind that is able to adjust its thinking processes according to changes in its environment, or a learning mind to absorb all necessary knowledge and abstract it into insight and wisdom?
A Positive Mind The digital business environment becomes over complex and hyper-competitive, what’re the best and advanced minds to lead the business forward? A positive mind is in demand, why and what is it all about?
A Wise Mind? There is known known, known unknown and unknown unknown. To know what we don’t know is knowledge. We become intelligent / informative by knowing what we don’t know, and then we capture insight from the static knowledge and apply it to varying disciplines; ultimately the knowledge and insight can be abstracted into human wisdom which can be shared broadly and timelessly, also makes one humble enough to admit known unknown and unknown unknown. So a wise mind is not full, but free; not about cleverness, but about humbleness; not about system or boxes, but about out-of-the-box; not about informativeness, but about openness.
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