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Trends to Spur Organisational Action in 2017 (Forrester)

Trends to Spur Organisational Action in 2017 (Forrester) | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
“Empowered customers are forcing the hand of virtually every industry, and business leaders must respond to these changes head-on.”
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To succeed in the digital era, you need to shake up the C-Suite and likely replace some executives.

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New Generation of CIO Thinking

New Generation of CIO Thinking | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

As both business leadership and investment in technology grows outside the IT department in a era of large generational technology shifts, CIOs are considering new ways to think about the nature and role of IT...

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Excellent article by Dion Hinchcliffe on the new role of CIOs and explaining why there is far more to digital transformation than IT.

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What does Digital Transformation mean? What are its nine core elements?

What does Digital Transformation mean? What are its nine core elements? | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
Learn in details about the nine elements that function as building blocks of digital transformation strategy.
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Core Elements of Digi-Transform, summarized from research by Capgemini. I would not describe it exactly in this way, and would emphasize different things, as already recorded in some long posts that I made recently on LinkedIn. But this is a good summary for beginners, although I caution about doing Digi-Transform without outside expertise such as I offer. Digi-Transform is not a Do-it-Yourself undertaking.

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Core Elements of Digi-Transform, summarized from research by Capgemini. I would not describe it exactly in this way, and would emphasize different things, as already recorded in some long posts that I made recently on LinkedIn. But this is a good summary for beginners, although I caution about doing Digi-Transform without outside expertise such as I offer. Digi-Transform is not a Do-it-Yourself undertaking.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Cultural Transformation

The 7 Deadly Sins of Cultural Transformation | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
Here are 7 things to watch out for when you attempt to re-imagine and re-invent your business culture.
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As you read this list of "mistakes" please switch your thinking to the exact opposite, i.e., What a Digi-Transform Leader Must Do.

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As you read this list of "mistakes" please switch your thinking to the exact opposite, i.e., What a Digi-Transform Leader Must Do.

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The Digitized Customer Experience: 10 Critical Customer Journey Trends

The Digitized Customer Experience: 10 Critical Customer Journey Trends | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
The Digitized Customer Experience: What trends are driving the customer journey today?
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The two most essential aspects of digi-transform are a digi-savvy CEO and C-Suite team that focuses all digi-transform efforts on the digi-consumer. Digi-transform must be customer driven, or it will fail.

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HOW to DIGI-TRANSFORM the C-SUITE

HOW to DIGI-TRANSFORM the C-SUITE | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

Digi-transform is not just about technology. It certainly is not old-fashioned IT. It is about being digitally competitive in order to renew and build the business, in a digitally competitive marketplace. The C-Suite must work together daily to drive change and digital competitiveness.

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Digi-transform is not just about technology. It certainly is not old-fashioned IT. It is about being digitally competitive in order to renew and build the business, in a digitally competitive marketplace. The C-Suite must work together daily to drive change and digital competitiveness.

 

C-SUITE COLLABORATION is ESSENTIAL

 

It is not sufficient to have this effort led by the CIO or to appoint a Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Digi-Transform involves far more than just IT and data analytics. It is about changing the entire culture of the enterprise, backed up by technology. As digital competition intensifies, we will see a marked increase in the number of digi-savvy C-Suite teams. The required changes are simply too big for one person.

 

Without complete C-Suite collaboration, the odds against digi-transform success are staggering: 70% of projects tend to fail outright, and 20% fail so badly that the company's very existence is on the line. The degree of C-Suite collaboration, therefore, is the best predictor of future success or failure.

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How to Digi-Transform Your Board of Directors

How to Digi-Transform Your Board of Directors | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

There are no short cuts to the future in the digital age. You need to establish a sustained innovative culture, starting at the top of the enterprise, in the Boardroom. Superior corporate performance flows from the "tone at the top," set by the Board, that then freely cascades through the enterprise and out to the customer. Logically then, digital transformation (Digi-Transform) needs to be the #1 "top-of-mind" issue in the Boardroom.

FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's insight:

Traditional Board of Directors is Obsolete. For sure it is serving as a drag and impediment to Digi-Transform. Most of the traditional roles obviously continue to be important. However, a Digi-Board must assume new approaches if the company is to be transformed. This means a digi-savvy Board must:

  • Become digitally savvy in all aspects
  • Create a dedicated Committee on Digital Transformation
  • Clarify the business model with a digital framework and process
  • Set a Digi-Transform Strategy to meet the opportunities that exist
  • Mandate what products and processes should be pursued, through what channels
  • Oversee the Digi-Transform process and identify future-proof digi-growth opportunities
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How to Digi-Transform Your Board of Directors

How to Digi-Transform Your Board of Directors | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

The traditional approach of Boards of Directors is essentially obsolete. For sure it is serving as a drag and impediment to Digi-Transform. A digi-Board must assume new approaches if the company is to be transformed. Above all, Boards must be digitally savvy and establish a solid Digi-Transform Committee to oversee and drive the entire transformation mission. 

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The traditional approach of Boards of Directors is essentially obsolete. Boards must reinvent themselves and add a Digi-Transform Committee to bring the company into the digital future.

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6 Digital Leadership Personas

6 Digital Leadership Personas | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

Your leadership style must now focus on speed, flexibility, and customer obsession.

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Concise article on what kind of leadership is required if an organization aims to digitally transform itself.

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Many Things Steve Jobs Predicted 20 Years Ago

Many Things Steve Jobs Predicted 20 Years Ago | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
A 1996 interview the Apple co-founder gave reveals just how clearly he saw where the tech industry was headed.
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20 Years ago, Steve Jobs predicted the future very well. :-)

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Transform Your Organization with 7 Indispensable Keys

Transform Your Organization with 7 Indispensable Keys | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
Here's a reality check: most boards, CEOs, and C-level teams want their organizations to be more efficient, innovative, and vibrant. The drive to go from "good" to "great," and from "great" to "g...
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MUST READ: Excellent article on Transformational Leadership.

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Digi-Transform Leaders are Leading Edge

Digi-Transform Leaders are Leading Edge | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
News: IBM study says leading CEOs are aggressively deploying new business models via ecosystems.
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The most pioneering of Digi-Transform Leaders are moving on from Cloud and Big Data to Internet of Things and Cognitive Computing to transform their enterprises, leaving competitors far behind.

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Culture and HR in Digital Transformation

Culture and HR in Digital Transformation | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

Organisational culture plays a vital role in the digital transformation of a business. It can accentuate or alleviate friction during organisational change.

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DIGI-FACT: Without a Digital Mindset and Culture, your organization will be ineffective in Digital Transformation.

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SMART COMPANIES USE TELECOMMUTERS: Best Companies for Telecommuting Jobs

SMART COMPANIES USE TELECOMMUTERS: Best Companies for Telecommuting Jobs | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
FlexJobs released its annual list of top 100 companies that offer the most full-time telecommuting jobs.
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At least 80% of people working in office buildings don't need to be there. Telecommuters are far more productive, and they save oodles of money and time, for themselves and their employers. Companies that don't take advantage of this in the digital era just are stuck in the past and have no skills at managing remote workers.


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7 Must Have Transformational Leadership Qualities

Today, more than ever, we need courageous leaders who empower others to reach heights they never thought possible.

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Above all, transformational leaders must have a vision of what they want to achieve, and the ability to clearly communicate this vision, so that everyone in the organization understands what is needed to achieve this vision. They must be futuristic leaders, as described in my book Futuristic Leadership.

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Boards & CEOs Acknowledge Need to Transform Governance, but Don't Do It

Boards & CEOs Acknowledge Need to Transform Governance, but Don't Do It | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
Lucy Marcus says corporate governance has become one of the top global risks.
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Good article by Lucy Marcus. Far too many Boards and CEOs will acknowledge the general need to change -- but not in their company!

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Social Media Governance and Risk Management

Social Media Governance and Risk Management | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

Social media is a “mega-trend”, revolutionising the way people communicate and interact with each other.

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It is important for companies to understand the risks related to social media and to have a clear strategy on how they will use it.

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Digital Innovation Leadership: Digitize or Die

Digital Innovation Leadership: Digitize or Die | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

What separates digital frontrunners from the laggards and how can organisations stay ahead in a digitally transformed future?

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Disruptive entrants are reinventing entire industries with business models that address customer needs in entirely new ways, while incumbents are struggling to respond. To survive and prosper you have no choice but to re-invent the business through comprehensive digital transformation.

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Digi-Transform 4 Stage Roadmap - Strategy to Execution

Digi-Transform 4 Stage Roadmap - Strategy to Execution | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

Digi-Transform Strategy must be very well planned, from design to execution. When advising the CEO, C-Suite, or Board about Digi-Transform Strategy, they expect a road map, showing processes and outcomes.

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My latest Blog Post on Digital Business Transformation. Please check it out. It also appears as a Post on LinkedIn.

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7 Key Behavior Traits of Facebook Leaders

7 Key Behavior Traits of Facebook Leaders | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
Facebook HR chief Lori Goler breaks down what it takes to succeed as a boss at the tech giant.
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Short summary article of 7 top traits of senior managers at Facebook.

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MUST SEE >> Barack Obama's tenure as 44th President in 44 iconic images.

MUST SEE >> Barack Obama's tenure as 44th President in 44 iconic images. | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
It's been seven years since Barack Obama was elected president.
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TAKE A BREAK: MUST SEE >> Barack Obama's tenure as 44th President in 44 iconic images.

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Leadership Summed Up on a Paper Napkin

Leadership Summed Up on a Paper Napkin | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
The best business strategies are simple enough to fit on the back of a napkin. How executives sum up their approaches to achieving career heights.
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A leadership manifesto doesn't have to be long-winded. Here, some leadership pros share scraps of insight that speak volumes.

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, January 16, 11:58 AM

Very catchy way to sum up some great ideas!

James D Johnson's curator insight, January 16, 12:03 PM

KISS...great concepts neatly summarized

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Futuristic Digi-Transform Leadership

Futuristic Digi-Transform Leadership | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
In 2016, as the race to digital transformation progresses, we’ll start to see the leaders separate themselves from the rest of the pack by setting a firm pace that’s fueled by five essential ingredients.
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Digi-Transform Leadership has five essential traits or ingredients:

  1. Deep understanding of digital disruption
  2. Art and science of the customer experience
  3. Next wave of enabling technologies
  4. Mastery of digital services
  5. Continuous innovation from ideation to execution.
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How to Lead a Successful Enterprise Digi-Transform: 6-Step Process

How to Lead a Successful Enterprise Digi-Transform: 6-Step Process | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
How should an organization think beyond the strategy and get to transformative execution and outcomes for digital business? Here are six steps for digital transformation that you can take to progress from innovative strategy development, to an architectural framework, to practical execution.
FRANK FEATHER ~ Business Futurist's insight:

Excellent article on how to go from innovative strategy development, to an architectural framework, to practical execution.

Step 1: Identify your transformation objectivesStep 2: Study technology enablers in the marketStep 3: Envision the future platform for digital businessStep 4: Master the digital services lifecycleStep 5: Organize for digital business innovationStep 6: Execute an agile journey to the future platform


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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 4, 10:49 PM

Excellent article on how to go from innovative strategy development, to an architectural framework, to practical execution.


  • Step 1: Identify your transformation objectives
  • Step 2: Study technology enablers in the market
  • Step 3: Envision the future platform for digital business
  • Step 4: Master the digital services life-cycle
  • Step 5: Organize for digital business innovation
  • Step 6: Execute an agile journey to the futur
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