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Developing the 7 digital habits: Habit 7 – Quantify yourself 

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This is the last in a series of posts that were prompted by an article written by the Leading Edge Forum entitled The 7 Digital Habits of Highly Effective People. From the original article: HABIT 7 – Quantify yourself – It’s thinking Win/Win for you and the organisation – the act of measuring yourself using a fitness tracker or watch, is a good […]

Six lessons in neurodiversity

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As competition for talented employees intensifies, some enterprises are now seeking to create increasingly neurodiverse workplaces with room for many different ways of thinking and processing information. From financial services firm JPMorgan Chase and automaker Ford to technology companies including Yahoo and Microsoft, corporate recruitment initiatives and learning programs are enabling people with neurological differences […]

Rethinking ‘feral leadership’ in a post-digital world

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In a short time, “digital transformation” has changed from a revolutionary term to an evolutionary term. And, as a result, the definition of what I call “feral leadership” has changed as well. As I originally defined it, feral leadership was metaphorical with a feral cat. By this I mean that C-level managers, whether technical or […]

Books to get for the digital executive left on your holiday shopping list

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It’s that time of year again – when many of us begin our mad scramble to find gifts for our friends, family members, bosses and co-workers that can still be delivered before December 25th. If one of people left on your shopping list happens to be a digital executive, well, you’re in luck. I highly […]

Culture might eat strategy, but UX eats culture

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Whether or not Peter Drucker actually said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” as is widely attested, it’s regularly proven to be true. Often, a company’s months-in-the-making strategy for boosting productivity is quietly shelved after a few weeks because it just isn’t working out. Those best laid plans might make complete sense, but when subjected to […]

Filtering the signals from the noise to understand digital

“Digital” is generating a lot of distracting chatter that needs to be separated from the core concepts that make up digital. To filter the signals from the noise, let’s focus on the four stages of digital technology creation: design, develop, deliver and operate. Design Before making the first jump and heading into a long and […]

Program managers, are you checking your critical success factors?

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Many of us monitor our steps using smartwatch to check our fitness levels. And coctors and nurses routinely check a patient’s heart rate and blood pressure as the first part of the consultation. But how often do we, as program and project managers, check the critical success factors of our projects? Not as much as […]

How “feral” insights sometimes trump qualitative and quantitative research

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I feel so guilty when I have to tell colleagues and management that technology can’t solve a given problem. I feel even more uncomfortable when I have to explain that technology is actually decreasing effectiveness. I don’t have a C-level technology job title — but I know that it’s even more difficult (and counter-intuitive) for […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will pursue more bet-the-company digital initiatives

“Bimodal” IT has been one of the biggest obstacles holding businesses back in the last decade. Having two IT strategies — one traditional, one digital — not only creates competition for valuable resources (chiefly talent and investment capital) but also runs the company at two paces. One is slow and out of sync; the other is […]

6 digital transformation trends for 2019

Business transformation will pick up speed in 2019 as enterprises make critical decisions about their digital strategy. Our six digital trends will guide those decisions. 1. Enterprises go after digital business moonshots In 2019, more enterprises will make bet-the-company commitments to digital business. It’s a new kind of corporate race as companies adopt these moonshot […]