Monday, July 18, 2016

The Monthly “Digital Leadership” Book Tuning July, 2016

The substance of leadership never changes, it’s all about making the positive influence, and providing direction, both for oneself and others.

Leadership is complex yet simple: Complex in that there are so many traits and characteristics that are considered when evaluating a leader. Simplicity in that the substantial of leadership never changes, it’s all about future and change; direction and dedication; influence and innovation. The purpose of book: Leadership Master - Five Digital Trends to Leap Leadership Maturity is to convey the vision of digital leadership, share the insight about leadership maturity, and summarize five emergent digital leadership trends:

The New Book “Leadership Master" Introduction Chapter 1 Thought Leadership As a verb, Thought Leadership can be best offered as a state of mind. Thought Leadership is the ability to assimilate knowledge, to think with knowledge, but transcends it to insight and wisdom. At today’s digital dynamic with increasing speed of changes, uncertainty, and hyper-competition, being a thoughtful, mindful and multi-dimensional thinker is more crucial to improve leadership effectiveness. In chapter I of "Leadership Master," we brainstorm the multifaceted Thought Leadership and summarize thirteen flavors of digital leadership.

“Leadership Master” Book Introduction Chapter 2: Creative Leadership Digital is the age of innovation. And creativity is the #1 wanted skill in the 21st century. Therefore, creative leadership has also emerged as one of the most important digital leadership trends to improve leadership effectiveness and accelerate business and society advancement. But more specifically, what is creative leadership all about, and who are creative leaders?

“Leadership Master” Book Introduction Chapter 3: Visionary Leadership? The substance of leadership never changes, it’s all about making a positive influence, providing direction, both for oneself and others. At the Digital Era with “VUCA” characteristics -Velocity, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, visionary leadership is in strong demand to navigate through uncharted water and blurred digital borders to guide businesses towards the right direction. Fundamentally, leadership is more about future but starts at today. A visionary mind has the ability to think the past, perceive what is now and foresee the future.

“Leadership Master” Book Introduction Chapter IV: Inquisitive Leadership  The business and world become over-complex and hyper-dynamic, how can leaders become more comfortable and confident in asking questions rather than giving answers. As in many instances, there is a perception that leaders should be the most experienced people and thus, have all of the answers. That’s a fallacy. Confidence comes from being comfortable in your role as a leader, value collective wisdom, not only provide answers but facilitate solutions. Should inquisitive leadership become a trend in the Digital Era?

“Leadership Master” Book Introduction Chapter 5 Profound Leadership  At the silo industrial era, leadership effectiveness is perhaps dependent on the hierarchical level of authority and brute force style of command and control. However, now we live in a hyper-connected and over-complex digital ecosystem, digital flow changes the landscape of communication, collaboration, and connection, command and control leadership style is no longer effective enough to make a profound influence and lead change and digital transformation smoothly. Because amplifying digital leadership is not about how loud you can speak, but how profound you could think. Digital leadership must go deeper, to touch the heart and mind, to practice the power of pull, to lead via wisdom, and to harmonize via positive thinking. In this chapter, we describe 13+ different leadership strengths to deepen leadership influence and enforce leadership effectiveness.

The blog is a dynamic book flowing with your thought; growing through your dedication; sharing your knowledge; conveying your wisdom, and making influence through touching the hearts and connecting the minds across the globe. The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.3 million page views with about #2900 blog posting. Among 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. 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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