Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Monthly Insight: Digital Profundity May 2018


Now we live in a hyper-connected and over-complex digital ecosystem, digital flow changes the landscape of communication, collaboration, and connection, With "VUCA" characteristics of digitalization, digital profundity is in demand; a profound mind is deep, but not depressing; sophisticated, but not complicated; knowledgeable, but not arrogant; creative, but not naive; critical, but not negative; and mature, but not aged.           


Digital Profundity

The Insight upon INSIGHT? If knowledge is manpower, wisdom is nature power, then insight is perhaps the bridge between manpower and nature power. There are multi-layer meanings upon insight.

Running a Profound Digital IT Due to the changing nature of technology and overwhelming growth of information, IT organization can no longer just be operated as a support desk or cost center, being treated as “shallow IT,” or “shadow IT.” IT leaders and professionals also shouldn’t be perceived as geeks or nerds only, they need to become cool digital professionals with an ultra-modern mindset, develop the right set of skills, both hard and soft, and thrive to be artistic technologists or scientific artists, etc. They need to become digital agents to drive changes and bold innovators to advance their organization as well as our society. There are very few businesses today can state that IT does not play a significant role in the day to day operations or even long-term strategic positioning. The CIO has to look forward and actively position the business in the right place to take full advantage of opportunities and avoid the numerous pitfalls on the way. IT leaders have to become the visionary strategist to run a profound digital IT, look deeply into the future that can have a profound effect on where you go, and how you get there steadfastly.

A Deep Mind: "IGE" Factors in Digital Leadership Profundity At siloed industrial era, leadership effectiveness is perhaps dependent on the hierarchical level of authority and brute force style of command and control, it's about how loud you can speak or how hard you can push; however, digital flow changes the landscape of communication, collaboration and connection, instead of being loud, digital leadership must go deeper, to touch the heart and mind, to practice the power of pull, to lead via influence, and to harmonize via positivity. Here are IGE factors of leadership profundity.

"Leadership Master" Book Tuning VII: Three-Step to Dive into Leadership Profundity At the siloed industrial era, leadership efficiency is often dependent on the hierarchical level of authority and brute force style of command and control. It’s often about how loud you can speak or how hard you can push. However, digital means information flow, people-centricity, innovation, and transparency. Hence, digital leadership must go deeper, to dive into the depth of leadership profundity and practice the power of pull, to lead more effortlessly.

Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Profundity At today’s “VUCA” digital dynamic, businesses become over-complex and hyper-competitive, the leadership bar has been raised, and employee professionalism is part of your business brand. So it is crucial to encourage deep thinking and it is also strategic imperative to bring wisdom in the workplace. The maturity of both individuals and an organization as a whole depends on how thoughtful they are - to make effective decisions or sound judgment; and how deep they can go - to gain the insight or cure the root cause of complex problems. Indeed, profundity is one of the crucial traits to differentiate average, mediocre, good, great or extraordinary person

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