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Are You Cut Out to Be a CEO? [Infographic]

Are You Cut Out to Be a CEO? [Infographic] | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
Learn what traits most CEOs have in common -- and see whether you might fit the bill for the position. (OMG : Average annual CEO pay is $12.3 million, including stocks, bonuses, and pensions.
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See (some of) what it takes to be a successful CEO.

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Gives you (some of) what it takes to be a successful CEO.
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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!

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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.
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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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Why Digital Transformation Will Fail Without the Right Leadership

Why Digital Transformation Will Fail Without the Right Leadership | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
digital transformation, leadership, Methodologies, Technology and Transformation
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To succeed, the digi-transform initiative must come from the top. The CEO must initiate the project, ensure everyone is aligned, ensure the entire C-Suite is on board. Your top 3 priorities are:

  1. Since tech is always changing, you need sustained innovation.
  2. Initiate the transformation immediately.
  3. Engage employees, consumers, and external partners.
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How Companies Become Digital Leaders

http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/High_Tech_Telecoms_Internet/How_companies_become_digital_leaders?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1601&p=1

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Transcript from a McKinsey podcast, with several insights about digital leadership.

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Digital Transformation Demands Leadership from the Top

Digital Transformation Demands Leadership from the Top | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

Successful corporate digital transformations start with leadership embracing technology. This sends a clear message to the rest of the organization that the

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Digital transformation will fail, unless it is led by the CEO and with Board oversight.

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20 Really Brilliant Jeff Bezos Quotes

20 Really Brilliant Jeff Bezos Quotes | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
"Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO, is brilliant in a way that one comes around a few times a century."
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READ + STUDY THESE BEZOS QUOTES RELATIVE TO YOUR BUSINESS. YOU MIGHT SURPRISE YOURSELF WITH FRESH INSIGHTS.

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Cloud Reports every CFO Team must have

Cloud Reports every CFO Team must have | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
Guest Organizations can benefit from these reports on cloud spending to become more aware of their finances.
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Nice snapshot of 5 cloud cost reports that help CFO teams manage their responsibilities and overcome challenges by leveraging the public cloud.

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How to Build a Digital Transformation Dream Team

How to Build a Digital Transformation Dream Team | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it

Digital transformation is at the top of many organizations’ to-do lists. It is a lofty, and necessary, objective, but like any process of true transformation.

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The ideal digital transformation team needs the 4 components described here: Digital leader; Digital tiger team; Executive sponsor; Digital advisory council.

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Google’s Research on Effective Teams

Google’s Research on Effective Teams | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
Google has done extensive research into the skills and character traits of a good manager. But what about the rest of the workforce? For any large organisation to thrive, entire teams need to gel together and succeed. In 2013, the internet giant decided to explore this issue. After all, of its 37,000 staff members, only 6,000 …
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Who is on a team matters less than how team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions. High-performing teams display 5 characteristics (see infographic):

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Why TIME Chose Angela Merkel as Person of the Year 2015

Why TIME Chose Angela Merkel as Person of the Year 2015 | FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP | Scoop.it
It is rare to see a leader in the process of shedding an old and haunting national identity
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ANGELA MERKEL ~ FABULOUS CHOICE as TIMES "Person of the Year"


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