Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Monthly “12 CIO Personas” Book Turning: X Factors and Various Success Factors to Run Proactive IT Oct. 2020

The digital CIOs have to wear different colors of hats and master multiple leadership personas and management roles effortlessly. 

This book “12 CIO Personas: The Digital CIO’s Situational Leadership Practices is the extensive brainstorming and logical content expansion of my book “CIO Master: Unleash the Digital Potential of IT,” to reimagine and reinvent CIO leadership via practicing multitudes of digital influence. 

The important thing is that CIOs as the top leadership role must have a strong mindset, a unique personality, and a clear idea of what needs to be done, yet creative enough to not hold the company back from growth. Regardless of which personality they have, digital CIOs need to be both transformational and situational, innovative and tactical, business savvy and technology insightful, communication-effective and operation-efficient. 

          X Factors and Various Success Factors to Run Proactive IT

A Proactive Digital IT? In today's digital business environment, information is the lifeblood, and technology touches every phase of the business, the CIO must be totally involved and participate in every decision of upper management and be proactive so there are no surprises when decisions are made. Statistically, the firms that have the CIO sitting with the board or management committee are getting things done faster and become cost-effective in the long run. Ensuring a high-performing, high-reliable and high-proactive IT is the key success factor in organizational digital transformation. Proposing new technologies would be the final touch. A good relationship between Business and IT becomes visible by clearly defining tasks, authorities, and responsibilities. What are the real challenges of a CIO to build a high-performing IT? Or to brainstorming, how to run a proactive digital IT?

Three X-Factors in X-Gen Leadership? X-Gen is like sandwich generation between baby-boomer and Y-Gen though it’s an underdog and less populated generation, it doesn’t mean X-Gen leadership will make less impact, as a matter of fact, it can make a significant influence compared to older generations, due to a few key ‘X-factors’.On the surface: ‘X-factor’ has been defined as ‘a variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome, and it’s a noteworthy special talent or quality.’; in substance, X-Gen well fits in such transformational leadership journey at today’s accelerated culture, unprecedented business dynamic, and ambiguous world, due to three key X-factors:

The New Book "12 CIO Personas" Introduction: The Digital CIO’s Profiles, Personas, and Personalities Compared to other CxO positions, the CIO role is considerably new with about three decades of history. But the contemporary CIO is one of the most sophisticated leadership positions in modern businesses. Due to the disruptive nature of technologies and exponential growth of information, IT leadership has to be continually reimagined, refined, refreshed and re-energized. CIOs are no longer just glorified geeks, but business savvy strategists and transformative digital leaders. Great CIOs have multiple personas, varying personalities, and impressive leadership profiles. The personas can be seen as the “public relations” part of digital CIOs that allow them to interact socially in a variety of situations with relative ease. Contemporary CIOs are expected to wear many hats to practice situational leadership effectively. (Slideshare Presentation)

Various Success Factors for Running a Viable Digital Organization Today’s business environment is dynamic, complex, and uncertain, there are always different complexities at a different time or dimensions. Organizations large or small are on the journey of digital transformation, they need to develop various competencies and success factors for running a viable digital organization to enjoy a powerful tailwind, and improve business performance and speed.

The Key Factors in Organizational Change Management With change becoming the new normal, and the speed of change is accelerating at the digital age, Change Management also turns to be strategically important in today’s organization, it is no longer just a one-time project, but an ongoing business capability. But what are the key success factors in managing change successfully and where should Change Management be positioned in the organization?

Modern organizations have their own sophistication with silo functions, the sea of information, and the pool of talent. The CIO is an inherently cross-functional role, to bridge the business and IT; the data and insight, the business’s today and tomorrow. The digital CIOs have to wear different personas and master multiple leadership and management roles effortlessly. They need to lead at the strategic level for conducting a complex digital orchestra; they should be handy managers to plumbing information and keep it flow smoothly; they also have to be like diligent gardeners, to build a unique IT landscape via tuning technology, removing waste, nurturing culture, and empowering people.


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