Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 8/2/2019

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

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 3 million page views with 5900+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The “Digital Master” book series includes 28 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.

Five Insightful Questions to Overcome the Panic of Breakthrough Innovation Innovation is to transform novel ideas for achieving its commercial value and truly meeting people’s needs. Breakthrough Innovation is disruptive and will change the business in many fields. It can achieve the higher ROI but with much greater risk. Often, there is no best practices to follow for managing breakthrough innovation as it is in the future with no necessary continuity with the past. It takes a kind of “out of the box” thinking and a lot of guts. It’s not something everyone can accomplish. Here are five insightful questions and answers to overcome the panic of breakthrough innovation.

Select Board Directors with Mixed Personality There are many ways to be an effective leader. It all starts with ourselves and who we are, vision, skills, and personality, etc. The thoughts are communicated from one person to another, giving rise to a personality. From a leadership development perspective, who makes the better leader and why? What do introverts need to learn to advance? What problems do extroverts have? The Digital Board as one of the senior leadership pillars is responsible for ensuring an appropriate mix of skills, knowledge, experience, and personality are present or available for it to fulfill its fiduciary function and improve leadership maturity.

The Monthly CIO Debates Collection & “Digital IT” Book Tuning: How to Set Digital IT Change Agenda July 2019 Due to the changing nature of technology, IT leadership role also continues to involve & shift the focus, to move up the maturity level. More and more CIOs are requested to take more responsibility and many CIOs present the breadth of leadership competency. The proactive IT debates help IT leaders to brainstorm better ways to do things and improve management capabilities. Here are the monthly CIO debates collections about envisioning digital IT leadership and running high-performance digital IT organizations.

Three Aspects of Building a Digital Savvy Organization Digital reality is a flexible blend of the physical and virtual world. Many organizations are moving from doing digital by experimenting with some emerging technologies to going digital by expanding to all dimensions of the business transformation. Organizations have to keep evolving, improving, collaborating, and innovating for becoming digital savvy and reaching the next level of organizational maturity.

The Monthly “Performance Master’ Book Tuning: The Multi-faceted IT Performance Measurement July 2019 Corporate Performance Management is a management control from strategy to the shop floor. "If you can't measure, you can't manage," legendary management guru Peter Drucker once asserted. Managing performance means understanding results, setting metrics, fixing plans, and making decisions to ensure it happens. It takes multifaceted approaches from multidimensional perspectives to unlock digital performance and catalyze change.

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking about 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 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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