Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Best “Understanding” (iii) Quotes of “Digital Master” Oct, 2020

 When you truly understand, you know the real issues are, you’ll know what you need, and how to get what you need to fix them.

"Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (28+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” 

It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, advises on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management. It also instructs the digital workforce on how to shape a game-changing digital mindset and build the right set of digital capabilities to compete for the future. Here is a set of “Understanding” quotes (iii) in “Digital Master.

1 With today’s digital new normal - velocity, complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity, in-depth understanding of either problem you intend to solve or the people you try to get to know have become an important quality for digital leaders and professionals.

2 Lack of understanding leads to “fixing the symptom, not the root cause” syndrome, and could be the very reason for the “Mighty Fall.”

3 When you truly understand, you know the real issues are, you’ll know what you need, and how to get what you need to fix them.

4 When in-depth thoughts and understanding transcend into wisdom, the good solution to a specific problem can be scaled and applied to other domains; the mindsets with a cognitive difference can be connected via empathy and the hearts can be touched via positive emotion flows.

5 First, understand, and then be understood, in this order. Sufficient, especially interdisciplinary knowledge is fundamental to spark creativity and gain insight.

6 Leadership must go beyond the status quo, to value collective wisdom, because it helps you actually understand the problem, and understanding a problem is the most critical step in solving it. Leadership is not about who is above, but who has a real understanding with insight to see underneath the surface: Effective leadership must come from in-depth understanding first, before communicating. To put it briefly, understanding and insight are leadership substance, and communication is the leadership style.

7 The insight is based on fully understanding which takes both creativity and reasoning, intuition and logic, the power of acute observation and deduction, questioning, connection, penetration, discernment, and perception.


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