Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"Digital Master" Book Series (5+ Books) Introduction: A Set of Guide Books to Help you Become “Digital Ready”

“Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the business and workforce.

The Digital transformation, like the computer technology revolution itself, is a long journey. The outlines of the fully digitalized world have long been sketched, now the phenomenon of digital is reaching the inflection point, yet we are now entering an even more rapid and extensive period of change. As this notion of “digitization” is now affecting all aspects of business operations from innovation within and around business ecosystem to customer engagement, to business models and processes – and no industry is exempt. Hence, most companies naturally aim to move into a more advanced stage of digital deployment by tailoring their own unique strength and business maturity. They hope to outstrip competitors and eventually become the digital masters. The purpose of "Digital Master" Book series intend to help forward-looking digital professionals and organizations to navigate the digital journey via planning, innovating, taking structured approaches and leveraging the right technologies.
Digital-Ready Leadership: The substance of leadership never changes, it’s all about making positive influences, and providing direction, both for oneself and others. Leadership is about CHANGE. It is a basic human ability to inspire self and others to look beyond limitations and make continuous improvement. This ability becomes a capability if we constantly nurture our basic human instincts of humility, curiosity, and creativity. Digital leadership is less about "HOW," more about "WHY," and “WHAT.” Leadership brand is less about what you look - the stereotypical leadership, and more about what you think - Thought Leadership. Great leaders are pioneers, innovators, and creators of a better context. Digital leadership is the unique combination of a growth mindset and leadership behaviors that develop and achieves high-quality results over a sustained period of time and risk tolerance. Top leaders are also visionary roles, they set the direction for the enterprise (internal and/or external) to step into the uncharted water, and they orchestrate the digital transformation of an organization, its people, a vision of the future is the key to getting started as a digital leader. The authentic digital leaders with high and multi-intelligence have inquisitiveness, adaptability, consistency, and empathy to master business dynamic and cultural cognition. They present the ability and wisdom to manage complexity in high digital transparency and stressful digital dynamic. A mindful or thoughtful leader has a better perception to be a good communicator upon thinking profoundly, upon knowing when to voice out, when to keep silent; upon striking the right balance without any sort of extreme thinking or bias.

Digital Ready DNA: All organizations have a culture-the organization's DNA. That culture is a display of collective mindsets and behaviors. It is influenced and shaped by the interaction between employees, management, and their environment. The result is a set of norms and values that determine how people will behave and relate to one another in a particular setting. Culture is a mindset, attitude, and competency of an organization. Changing the organizational culture, however, is not so easily done because traditions are closely held as norms, values, and beliefs. In addition, the nature of the organizational structure, the hierarchy can slow the process of review and adaptation. Culture is part passion, part commitment, and part faith. It's the synergy of the team, the managers and business leaders. Therefore, a cohesive and digital-ready culture creates team synergy, catalyze digital transformation and improve overall organizational maturity.

Digital Ready Capabilities: The business capability is at a higher level than business process, and it is in the conceptual layer. Digital capability is synthetic in nature, embedding agility in processes and focusing on long-term competency. Digital capabilities cut across all functional pillars. They are fundamental building blocks for business transformation. The core digital business capabilities are an integrated set of abilities contribute directly to the competitive advantage of the business. In today’s business dynamic, digital capabilities are a fundamental building block in digital transformations with which companies can transform customer experiences, operational processes, and business models, to reach high-level business agility and maturity. The often described business capabilities include such as robustness, speed, comprehensiveness, responsiveness, agility, improvement, sensitivity, optimization, resilience, etc.

“Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the business and workforce, and navigate the business and digital professionals toward the journey with “digital ready mindset and capabilities.” 
Digital Master -Debunk the Myths of Enterprise Digital Maturity: It's a comprehensive frame book to guide forward-looking organizations towards a smooth digital transformation via taking a holistic approach.
CIO Master -Unleash Digital Potential of IT: It's a playbook to run a highly effective, highly innovative and highly mature digital IT organization.
Digital Valley - Five Pearls of Wisdom to Make Profound Influence: It's a guide book to understand wisdom from multidimensional lenses.
Digital Agility - The Rocky Road from Doing Agile to Being Agile: It's an informative book to  share the insight about agile philosophy and mindsets, best practices, pitfalls, dots connection, and debates etc.
Leadership Master - Five Digital Trends to Leap Leadership Maturity: It is a bridge book to convey the vision of digital leadership, and summarize five emergent digital leadership trends to bridge the industrial age and the digital Era.
Digitalization is like a flywheel, and Digital Masters are the one riding above it. They are the organizations or individuals that have rich digital insight and high-level digital capability, not only to initiate enterprise-wide digital innovations but also have their very nature of digital influence or digital “persona”: they are strong digital business leaders or champions with their own unique strength and style.
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