Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 12/8/2017

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.
The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with 4300+ 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.

  • Enhance Digital CIO Personas with Enriched Leadership Portfolio Overall speaking, CIO is the leadership role, how CIOs provide the appropriate leadership and how they convey to leverage IT for the business value depends on the CIOs' vision and leadership strength and style. With increasing pace of changes and fast growing information, clearly, the role of IT and that of the CIO is going through significant changes. Because every company is in the different stage of the business growth lifecycle, thus, every CIO is different and whatever the management team needs or wants at the time out of the CIO will also be different, and by the type of business needs will be different. Thus, the CIO role needs to be continually reimagined, refreshed, and reinvented.

  • The Corporate Board as Digital Brand Enhancer The Board of Directors is an interactive change agent and influential brand enhancer that represents the organization, stockholders, and senior management. If a Board is to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities to its stakeholders, it needs to take a professional and a structural approach to assessing strategies, prioritizing agendas, advising changes, overseeing risks, monitoring performance, advocating reputation and business brand. The Board of Directors is the top leadership team who can make the great influence on shaping digital mindset and advocating changes. BoDs can also monitor the organizational performance and enforce the business brand via asking the following questions.

  • Three Styles of Innovation Leaders The leadership in any organization must have the ability to guide, inspire, innovate, and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals. Innovative leadership is essentially anchored on the leader's overall multifaceted resourcefulness and multidimensional competencies to formulate creative alternatives or unconventional solutions to resolve problems, to show versatility and flexibility in response to unpredictable or unanticipated business circumstances.

  • Three Radical Management Shift for Making a Leap of Digital Transformation Digital makes a profound impact from a specific function to the business as a whole, digital transformation is not a single dimensional technology adoption, but a radical management shift and multifaceted business expansion. The purpose of such radical digitalization is to make a significant difference in the overall levels of business performance and organizational maturity

  • The New Book Preview "100 Digital Rules: Setting Guidelines To Explore Digital New Normal"Digital businesses today are facing fierce competitions, unprecedented uncertainty, and velocity. There is a classic fable about a lion and a gazelle to analogize such a "surviving and thriving cycles." The lion wakes up and starts running, otherwise it will not catch lunch. The gazelle does the same but, in this case, to avoid becoming lunch. Either way, you have to move to survive and accelerate to thrive.

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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