Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 10/6/ 2016

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.5 million page views with 3100+ 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”  10/6/2016
  • "CIO Master" #108: The Logical Scenario for Driving IT Digital Transformation: Technology is pervasive nowadays, business transformations or any business initiatives today nearly always involves some form of technology implementation and information analysis; IT touches both hard business processes and soft human behavior. IT itself is also on the journey of digital transformation, why does IT needs to do this, what’s the logical scenario to take, and what outcome IT expects to achieve??

  • The new book “Change Insight” Preview, Slideshare: Change is inevitable, you can’t step into the same river twice, meaning that everything is always in a state of flow. But too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucratic way of meeting the challenges. Change is never for its own sake. The true reason behind the change is either due to the ineffectiveness of teams/organizations or the inefficiency of processes/practices.

  • The Monthly Insight of the Board Room: An IT-Friendly Boardroom  Oct., 2016 Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses toward the right direction and achieve expected business results. Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity and Velocity of the Digital Era, the directorship in any organization must be digital fluent and have agility to adapt to change and build abilities to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals.
  • "CIO Master" Book Tuning #107: Three “Soft” IT Management Disciplines to Drive Digital Transformation: Often, IT is perceived by the business as a big cold, isolated function with monolithic hard boxes and tangled wires, surrounding with IT staff stereotyped as geeks who speak the different language and lack of business acumen to ask insight questions. With emergent digital technologies and increasing paces of changes, forward-looking IT organizations are reaching the inflection point for digital transformation, and shift from “T-driven” monolithic type to “I” oriented mosaic style. To soften the"hard image," what are the “soft” IT management disciplines to drive digital transformation?  
  • The New book “Thinkingaire” Conclusion: Hire digital mindsets, train for skills: Many of us like the mantra: “Hire character, train for skills.” That indicates how important it is to get the “raw talent” or the right attitude. Another way to say it could be “Hire digital mindset, train for knowledge.” Formal education can teach you a certain level of knowledge, but it cannot teach you how to think. Experience can make you fluent in certain linear skills, but without thinking capacity, you can not further sharpen synthesizing or recombinant capabilities to expand your horizons. It is important to cultivate a healthy thinking habit in making sound judgments and effective decisions on the daily basis. The book "Thinkingaire" is not to teach you knowledge about the brain, but to guide you on how to think broadly, think profoundly, think critically, think creatively, think positively, and think holistically. Simply put, to become a "Digital Thinkingaire."
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