Saturday, December 10, 2022


Isn't it a tough journey to write 10,000 blog postings - to pursue the digital way of brainstorming, innovating and story-telling?

Leadership is complex yet simple: Complex in that there are so many traits and characteristics that are considered when evaluating a leader. Simplicity in that the substance of leadership never changes, it’s all about the future and change; direction and dedication; influence and innovation. 

The purpose of the book: Leadership Master - Five Digital Trends to Leap Leadership Maturity is to convey the vision of digital leadership, share the insight about leadership maturity, and summarize five emergent digital leadership trends Here is the monthly tuning of digital leadership.

            Ingredients of Leadership

Ingredientsoflgoballeadership As the world becomes so interdependent and interconnected, from digitalization to globalization, there are both opportunities and risks co-existing around the globe. Leadership is complex in that there are so many variables that are considered when evaluating leadership effectiveness and maturity. Interdisciplinary global leaders practice holistic thinking to perceive the “wholeness” of the global business ecosystem, breakdown geographical, functional, industrial, cultural, generational silos, analyze & synthesize cross-disciplinary information, improve problem-solving competency, orchestrate and scale up innovation in a global ecosystem structurally.

Influenceasingredient Nowadays we step into the digital economy with exponential growth of information and abundant knowledge; the world has been interwoven through the internet and the latest technologies, leadership becomes more interdisciplinary, influential and innovative.

Ingredientsii Many think Digital is the age of empathy, and empathy is one of the crucial ingredients of digital leadership. Empathy is the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person's feelings; or the intellectual identification with or vicarious experience of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another. From leadership perception, if you can understand how people think, respond and behave, what they desire and what their fears are, you are better armed to manage them in order to gain their support. Therefore, empathetic leadership with the cognitive difference is needed in today’s dynamic working environment and diversified workforces.

Ingredient iii Perhaps many people think MATURITY refers to age or experience; however, just like wisdom, maturity may not automatically level up with age. The dictionary meaning of Maturity is - Ripe / Completely Developed. That word can often be used as a blanket term to encompass: Integrity; Empathy; Strength; Service; Time management; Communications; Planning; and Decision-making

Ingredientiv There are many important ingredients in effective leadership, such as trust, empathy, influence, humility, etc. However, the world is still full of stereotypical leaders, who look the same, think the same, and act the same. What is missing? could it be “BALANCE”

Ingredientsv Today’s workforce is more global, flexible and virtual as the world becomes so hyper-connected and over complex, especially the speed of change is accelerating in the digital era, learning agility is not only the very quality of digital leaders but also the fundamental requirement for all digital professionals, in order to keep the mind open; make the skills updated and continue to build the dynamic digital capabilities to compete for the future. So how can digital leaders cultivate a working environment where learning is encouraged and rewarded, and creativity flourishes? What is the best way to create an environment where innovation can blossom? Is there a global solution, or is every organization different?

The “Future of CIO” blog has reached 10 million page views with about 10000+ blog postings in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking; 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 your voice, deepen your digital footprints, and match your way for human progression.


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