Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 4/28/ 2017

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.8 million page views with 3700+ 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” 4/28/2017
  • CIOs as: “Chief Insight Officer”: What are the Digital Aims of the Organizations: Digital makes a profound impact from the specific function to the business as a whole. Transformation is a leapfrogging change when the final result is not fully defined at the beginning of it and with the expectation to reach the next level of progression. IT plays a crucial role in digital transformation because it is in the unique position to oversee the underlying business processes and functions. Hence, in order to clarify the digital aim and lead change more effectively, CIOs as “Chief Insight Officer” should continue asking: “Why do you need to change?” “What is your digital aims of the organization?” “Who are your change agents?” “Have you reached the inflection point of change yet?” And“How to get the destination with faster speed?”

  • The New Book “Digital IT - 100 Q&As” Quote Collection III: The purpose of “Digital IT-100 Q&As “ is to summarize 100+ classic and emergent digital debates about digital IT leadership and management, brainstorm how to run a holistic digital business from multidimensional lens, share digital holism and strategic insight, keep IT digital fit, deal with both IT management dilemmas and innovation paradoxes effortlessly, guide today’s digital leaders and professionals to learn the valuable lessons across industrial and geographical boundaries, develop the best and next digital practices to tailor their needs, set the right priorities to achieve high performance, and build a solid digital brand, with the goal to accelerate digital transformation.

  • Digital Boards with Vision Inquiries The contemporary corporate board as the top leadership team plays a directorial role in envisioning the future of the business and overseeing corporate strategy. Because leadership is about future and change. Vision is not the “Nice to have,” but “Must have” quality for top leaders in order to direct the organization toward the uncharted water or blurred territories in today’s “VUCA” digital dynamic. Vision is basically a qualitative statement defining the "perception" of the organization, and the effective board provides the guidance about what core to preserve and what future to stimulate progress toward. Here are a few vision inquiries of digital boards.

  • What are the Biggest Barriers to Digital Effectiveness in Organizations? Digital transformation is the rough road with all bumps and curves on the way. There are a number of challenges common in transformation programs, such as having a clear vision, getting the right strategies, execution, a forward-thinking leader to convey the transformational vision, and a broader view of customer demand, etc. More specifically, what are the biggest barriers to digital effectiveness and how to overcome them for improving the digital business performance and maturity.

  • The Multifaceted Creativity Creativity is the most needed skill in the 21st century, because digital is the era of innovation. Creativity is both an innate capability and a nurtured skill. Developing creativity requires both internal motivation and self-awareness. Being original and being yourself is the first step, breaking down the convention thinking box, and practicing out-of-the-box thinking are the mental activities to stimulate creativity as well. Here is the further understanding about the multifaceted creativity. ?

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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