Leadership in the past was simple. Keep the shareholders happy by both protecting and increasing positive cashflow. This was an efficiency play. As an employee, if you were not prepared to simply mimic a component day in day out, you were considered an organisational threat.Whilst most people have lives, or even lifestyles to fund, they […]
These posts focus on the disrupted nature of leadership as we transition to the age of disruption.
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?
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 […]
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 […]
The primary difference between industrial age and digital age leadership is that the former is assigned to you by the HR department and the latter is conferred on you by the people. Leadership was easier in the industrial era because the workers had no choice but to obey orders. This is changing. Whilst the robots […]
I was delighted to be invited to lead a series of private fine-dining events on behalf of RingCentral for IT leaders in Denver, Minneapolis and Miami respectively. The guests included a variety of CIOs and senior IT executives from a wide range of organizations spanning the public and private sectors. Local representatives from RingCentral were […]