Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 12/15/ 2016

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.5 million page views with 3300+ 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”  12/15/2016
  • The "Digitizing Boardroom" Book Tuning: BoDs with Digital Acumen: As a Board of Directors is responsible for having the oversight and direction of a business, a Board in a high-level leadership position should be managing for the long term and play a crucial role in business advising and monitoring, as well as setting key digital tones in driving changes and digital transformation. From the leadership perspective, besides years of experience and vertical expertise, BoDs also need to have digital acumen in order to lead digital transformation effectively.  


  • CIOs as “Chief Inquisitive Officer: A set of Q&As (I) to Lead Digital Transformation: Modern CIOs face many challenges, it is not sufficient to only keep the lights on. Regardless of which industry or the nature of organization you are in, being a digital leader will need to master the art of creating unique, differentiated value from piles of commoditized technologies and the emergent digital trend. Digital CIOs also have multiple personas, such as “Chief Innovation Officer,” “Chief Insight Officer,” “Chief Improvement Officer,” “Chief Information Officer,” and here, we discuss CIOs as “Chief Inquisitive Officer,” with a set of Q&As to lead digital transformation seamlessly.


  • How to Unlock the People’s Creativity Potential: In recent years, creativity has become a very highly valued skill, and many think it is the #1 wanted professional capability in the digital era. Creativity is innate with many special ingredients; and creativity can be developed if the conditions are right and there is love, inspiration, encouragement and permission, Creative people combine existing possibilities to reach more often unexpected solutions. Creativity can be abundant. Creativity is a long-term endeavor. It must be unlocked to maximize its potential.


  • Three Cognitive Fitness to Advance Digital Transformation Being digital fit starts with mind fit. Being a digital professional means information savvy, innovativeness, advancement, and consistency. It’s more about the consistent image you deliver about being who you are or the mentality you have in or out of working hours. It is the convergence of your professional development and digital footprint. It becomes a life attitude. Here are three cognitive fitness to advance digital transformation.


  • The Monthly Innovation Brief: Building a Creative Workplace Dec. 2016: Innovation takes the cycle of observing-questioning-connecting-networking-experimenting. From the management perspective, innovation is how to transform novel ideas to achieve its business value. Due to the hyper-complexity of modern business, innovation is essentially about reducing the unnecessary business complexity to tackle the complexities of business dynamic.


Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes the time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.

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