Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 6/2/ 2017

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.
The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.8 million pageviews with 3800+ 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” 6/2/2017
  • To Celebrate 3800th Blog Posting: Blog the Way to Step into the Deep Digital New Normal, Slideshare: Leadership is an influence and a practice, there is no magic recipe otherwise. Good leaders are continually practicing, experiencing, learning, adjusting, and they understand that ultimate mastery of leadership does not exist. The future leaders should think that every minute of their time counts. There is no time to waste. The path to mastery is something that unfolds day by day. It is the time to celebrate the 3800th blog posting, for brainstorming, deepening digital understanding and advocate change and innovation.

  • Three Aspects of IT Led Digital Transformation: Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing businesses, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. To stay competitive, companies must go beyond just experimenting with some digital technologies and commit to transforming themselves into a fully digital business powerhouse. IT also plays a pivotal role in leading a digital transformation in their organizations. Because IT oversees business processes, it can help to weave all these important business elements such as people, underlying processes, and functions into the building blocks of business capabilities and manage the business strategy effectively. Here are three aspects of IT led digital transformation.

  • Digital BoD’s Digital Inquiries  Due to the “VUCA” characteristics - complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity and velocity of the Digital Era,  today’s BoDs need to have sufficient knowledge to understand the business ecosystem, with the “outside-in,” whole-of-extended enterprise perspective. The digital directorship should steer their organizations toward uncharted water and blurred business territories confidently and reach the next level of business maturity. The goal of the digital paradigm shift should look beyond immediate symptom fixing, the focus needs to be on mind shift and actions designed to solve real problems, sustain performance improvement and anchor change as a new opportunity. Therefore, today’s BODs should be insightful, influential, strategic, and highly effective. They should be able to make effective strategic decisions, as well as have the discernment to assess business competency objectively. Here are a set of digital BoD’s digital inquiries.

  • Fine-Tune Organization Structure to Get Digital Ready? Due to the “VUCA” nature of digitalization, the business complexity is unavoidable. Organizations that are skilled at managing complexity can gain advantages by pushing the boundaries of a more complicated business mix that provides opportunities to create inter-business value. From an organizational structure perspective, how to fine tune the digital dimensions of your organizational structure development to get digital ready.

  • The Monthly “100 Creativity Ingredients” Book Tuning: Motivational Ingredients  May 2017  All humans are born with raw creativity ability. Creativity has many dimensions, with multi-faceted truth and myth, manifold knowledge and multidimensional insight. Creativity is wings of our mind and tempo of our heartbeat. Creativity is a constructive disruption, not so bad addiction, and a sensational phenomenon. The purpose of “100 Creativity Ingredients - Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity “ is to classify, scrutinize, articulate, and share insight about one hundred special creativity ingredients, to paint the picture with them, to add colors on them, to embed the music into them, and to make the story via them, in order to unleash our collective creativity potential.       

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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