Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 1/11/2019

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

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.8 million page views with 5300+ 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.

Are You Well Ahead of Change Curve The digital transformation, like the computer technology revolution itself, is a long journey over the bumpy road. It is reshaping our thinking and recasting the way we view ourselves, the systems of which we are the part of the environments. Digitalization represents the next stage of business maturity which will improve how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem, with people at the center of its focus. Digital leaders need to ask deep questions to understand whether their organizations are well ahead of change curve or get stuck at the middle of nowhere.

The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Corporate Board as the Digital Guardian Jan. 2019 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. Here are the multiple perspectives of digitizing boardroom.

How to Spot Your Problem-Solving Master A problem is a difference between an expectation (vision or intention) and the actual situation (current reality) coupled with a negative feeling. Generally speaking, there are three questions on what is a problem: Is there a deviation from the set expectation? Is the cause of the problem unknown? Do you need to know the cause to take meaningful action? The problem-solving thought process, methodologies, and practices will not be simple for many of today’s complex issues or vexing problems. Fundamentally, running a business is an iterative problem-solving continuum. All digital leaders and professionals develop their reputation as a problem creator or a problem-solver. Some or many solve certain problems in a certain area but create other problems in the other domains. There are small issues and large problems, there are tactical problem-solvers and strategic problem solvers. How to spot and develop problem-solving masters who can diagnose the root cause and solve problems creatively, flexibly, and holistically?

Creativity & Education Creativity has emerged as one of the most wanted professional capabilities. But there is still serendipity about creativity. Creativity is fresh and new every time. Is creativity nature or nurtured? Can creativity be taught, how can today’s education system produce more creative leaders and professionals? Are modern educators both the artist and engineer for crafting talent?

The Monthly Keyword Summary: Adaptability as the New Year Theme Jan, 2019 From one generation to the next, the substance of leadership does not change, it’s about future, change, and influence. However, the digital leadership trends will continue to emerge. Here is a set of featured blogs to dig into the “keywords” - Adaptability in the New Year to brainstorming the digital trends and skill shift.

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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