You likely clicked on this post because you believe technology is the vaccine against the disruption that we are all facing. Or perhaps, you have already made that decision and are looking to fine tune your approach?
These posts focus on the disrupted nature of leadership as we transition to the age of disruption.
The Harvard Business Review website has circa 13k references to ‘vision’. It also has around 13k of references to ‘strategy’. But of course the HBR has been around for a century and a lot has happened since its founding, including the seismic transition from the industrial to the digital / human / social etc epoch. […]
The digital tsunami threatened to destroy business models and create new ones. And it did. However some leaders have side-stepped it through operating in markets that they essentially controlled or whose business models were so niche that that they were immune from macroeconomic forces. Some leaders are presiding over businesses on life support. It is […]
To understand what defines a super-resilient leader, we first need to understand what we mean by the term ‘leader’. Some definitions: Leader – the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. Lead – causing a person (or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, […]
As a species, we are no strangers to augmentation. It was a significant day, when we first picked up that rock for the purposes of doing something, or someone. On that day, it dawned on us that our performance was no longer limited to our own mental and physical attributes. Since then we have been […]
Back in the day There was a time when people would stumble across a market-pleasing idea and convert it into a successful business. Having created the machinery to convert raw material into what the market was happy to pay for, the focus of the business turned towards profit maximisation. Typically three levers could be pulled […]
Intelligent or dead In exploring the three capabilities of an intelligent organisation, we will discover they are very human capabilities, though we appear to be losing them. But first, picture this: It’s a hot day, so you stop for a refreshing drink of water. Consider two scenarios, both involving a cheetah, and by the way, […]
Introduction This executive’s guide to cognition explains why businesses need to harness the power of both human and artificial intelligence. This is particularly important as organisations in their race to become more intelligent are more often than not ignoring the cognitive potential of their people. Cognition defined Cognition is defined as the process of […]
Introduction This executive’s guide to data covers what you need to know to turn this operational by-product into organisational and market value. Data defined Data, strictly speaking, has no value. Data can be a graphic or a piece of video. It can be a sequence of alphanumeric characters, eg. an address, or just a date. […]
The IT department is the lynchpin that turns technology vendor offerings into value for business, individuals and society. The CIO is the most critical person in this most critical of junctures. That’s how I see it. However, many organisations sit on a spectrum, where this is one extreme and the other being that the CIO […]