Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 10/11/2018

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.5 million page views with 5000+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The “Digital Master” book series includes 25 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

Three Perspectives of Digital Leaders’ Metacognitive Abilities, Generally speaking, cognition is the mental process of acquiring knowledge through thoughts, senses, and experience. Metacognition simply means thinking about thinking. Understanding metacognition of people, especially today’s business executives or professionals, is important because it provides the opportunity to be aware of and understand their thought processes on how they make judgments or decisions so that they can become more conscious about improving their skills to think, discern and lead. Here are three metacognitive abilities to improve digital leadership maturity.

The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Digital Personas of Board Directors Oct. 2018 Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in 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 have the agility to adapt to changes and build abilities to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals.

The Five Digital Learning Types People want to grow, develop and learn, in effect, they want to change even though they don't realize it. But it is often the organization which stops them. Continuous learning and training become more important in the digital era due to increasing paces of changes and the exponential growth of information. Learning taxonomies try to explain the levels of learning and identify the domains/types of learning. The goal of learning is to sharpen skills and build professional competency. Learning is situational, and the learning styles can be rationalized and diverse. it could be multidimensional, dynamic, interactive and integrated.

The Monthly “IT Innovation” Book Tuning: Running IT as the Business in the Business Oct. 2018? Within abundant information and emergent digital technologies, IT is a key component of holistic business mindset to re-imagine “what is possible” - unleashing business potentials and improving business efficiency, effectiveness, agility, and maturity. The art of possible to reinvent IT in the digital age is to deliver the value of information in helping businesses grow, delight customers and doing more with innovation.

The New Book "The Change Agent CIO: The CIO's Dynamic Role of Leading Digital Transformation" Introduction With change as the new normal with the faster pace and high velocity, IT faces an unprecedented opportunity to refine its reputation, also needs to take more responsibility as a true business partner. Change is a dance between the top management and the affected parts of the organization, the CIO needs to take the logical scenario to gain change curve awareness, proactively participate in business conversations and get the IT change agenda ready. Slideshare Presentation
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