Friday, May 4, 2018

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: “Walk the Talk” to Lead Changes May 2018

Modern CIOs need to wear different hats and play multiple roles.

Compared to the other executive positions, the CIO role continues to be shaken up, refined, reinvented and reenergized. The magic “I” of the CIO title sparks many imaginations and modern CIOs need to wear different hats and play multiple roles. Here are a set of blogs to brainstorm how digital CIOs "walk the talk" to lead changes and catalyze innovation.


“Walk the Talk” to Lead Changes & Innovation

How can CIOs “Walk the Talks” to Lead Change and Digitalization Information permeates into every corner of the business and technology makes an impact on how we think, work, and live. The pace of changes in IT would force more CIOs to shift into transcendent digital leadership roles because IT plays a significant role in driving change and digitalization of the company. The leader of IT needs to work closely with IT management team to develop a solid IT Management framework that matches the needs of the business, to “walk the talk,” and achieve the art of possible.

How to Walk the Innovation Talk Effortlessly Digital is the era of innovation. Nowadays, many people and organizations are talking about innovation, but very few practice creativity persistently and manage innovation effectively, with the ability to walk the innovation talk effortlessly. There is innovation friction existing and change fatigue block the way. Once people get into a routine at work, they typically get stuck at the “We always do things like that” mentality, and they do not like to hear about how things could be done differently to make the work more productive, and innovative, or finding the better way to solve either the old or existing problems. So, digital business leaders today should learn how to walk the innovation talk and manage innovation in a structural way.

CIOs as Chief Improvement Officer: How to Take The Walks to get Digital Ready In today’s digital dynamic and technical environments where IT is being used more and more around the globe for revenue generating initiatives and the business is becoming IT. Digital IT needs to become more dynamic and innovative. There are so many responsibilities on the IT leaders’ shoulder, and they cannot stand still, they have to become the pathfinders, bridge the gaps, take different walks to get digital ready.

CIOs as “Change Agents” How to Walk the Talk Effortlessly? Forward-thinking companies across the industries reinvent IT as the change organization. However, the best technology can’t ensure victory. Do CIOs have the required mindset and skillset to drive change? Do they have the charisma to get buy-in either from the business or from current IT staff? Can they “walk the talk,” to lead change effortlessly?

The CIO’s Tough Choices for Running High-Performance Digital IT Contemporary leaders in modern businesses have to make many tough choices in the growth-maturity journey, either making decisions in strategic planning, talent management or innovation exploring. Forward-looking organizations are at the tipping point to see IT as an asset, capital, and source of competitive advantage. Still, there are quite a lot of tough choices CIOs have to make in order to reinvent IT brand and run high-performance digital organization.

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