Monday, February 10, 2020

The Monthly Foresight: Past, Present, and Future, Feb. 2020

It is the synthetic view of ‘looking forward,” and “looking behind,” “looking beyond,” and “looking around.”

The effects of an increasingly digitized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Digital is the age of creativity and innovation, creativity is the most desired trait for digital leaders and professionals today, and innovation is the light every organization is pursuing. Which themes shall you set to advocate digital transformation? How to lead to the digital future effortlessly?

      Past, Present, and Future 

The Contemplation about the Past, Present and Future Time is continually moving forward. How much time separates, "the future," from, "the present," (if any) and what do we mean today when we talk about, "the future." Are we marking the passage of time? And what does the current thinking about the relationship between the past, present, and future, say about us as an individual, a business or a society? What are those interesting and insightful quotes in manifesting the past, the present and the future?

How to Learn from Feedback and Move toward the Future As Einstein wisely said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results." We can live in a split second, or we can extend our presence to include the instance of our previous experience and also the opportunity of our future action. This is a different perspective on feedback because we effectively connect our past learning to our future operation. Leadership is all about making directions and driving changes. Forward-thinking digital leaders: how can you predict and prepare for the next level of digitalization at the end of the year?

Look Back and Look Forward to Leading Digital Transformation Confidently
Organizational change and digital transformation are inevitable. As a matter of fact, the life cycle of business today grows shorter and shorter because of the increasing pace of changes, overwhelming growth of information, and demand of shareholders. The business transformation journey is full of velocity and uncertainty, thus, a clear vision is in demand. Vision is the ability to see beyond what is to what could be. It is the synthetic view of ‘looking forward,” and “looking behind,” “looking beyond,” and “looking around.” But more specifically, how can digital leaders today look back and look forward to leading digital transformation?

Three Perspectives about Visionary Leadership
Leadership is about setting directions, making positive influences and inspiring innovation. At its core, leadership is the journey for problem-solving. Visionary leaders are always the rare breed and in strong demand. Because leadership vision is like the light tower to guide the organization to the uncharted water and blurred digital territories. In fact, vision is one of the most critical digital leadership traits to lead today's business with "VUCA" characteristics. There are a lot of misunderstanding about vision and being a visionary, here are three perspectives of clarity

Vision vs. Insight As businesses and the world moves deeper and deeper into the digital world of VUCA -volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, one of the most desired traits for leaders is VISION because leadership is all about direction, it shows people where to go, and the other equally important leadership trait is INSIGHT because it brings up the big WHY - why do you go where you are going and how to get there. So more specifically, what are apple to apple comparisons between vision vs. insight?

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