I love browsing at my local library and spotting a gem.
Recently, I picked up 3 new works encapsulating CHANGE, dominated by Generation Y, who are experts at:
Multi-tasking, defining the sharing economy, taking social media to unchartered territory, while motivated to make the world a better place.
The 3 books
- Raskino, M., Waller, G. (2015) Digital to the Core. United States: Gartner, Inc.
- Crabbe, T. (2015). How to Thrive in a World of Too Much Busy. New York: Hachette Book Group.
- Cran, C. (2016). The Art of Change Leadership. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Beyond business transformation, Waller and Raskino, in “ Digital to the Core,“ assert that making the shift to digital business requires leadership reinvention. They believe that leaders can clarify the uncertainty surrounding digital by focusing on 3 disruptive trajectories:
- Resolution revolution: The effect of being able to perceive what is happening in both the physical and digital worlds in ever greater granularity, then influencing and controlling situations and outcomes. The key here is harnessing, processing and interpreting exponentially growing volumes of data.
- Compound uncertainty: The velocity and complexity of change in the digital universe spawns fear and apprehension. Leaders in this digital age must more comfortably embrace risk while factoring in the “‘triple tipping points” of technology, culture, and regulation into planning and execution.
- Boundary blurring: The merging of digital and physical macrocosms, leading to revamping industries’ core products and services, while muddying the waters between industries, transcends physical and psychological barriers.
Expanding on the above, digital leaders should lead their organization at 3 distinct levels:
- Remap Your Industry: How should your perception of the world change? What basic industry paradigms need rethinking?
- Remodel Your Enterprise: What should your enterprise become, and how will you evolve to transform your organization?
- Remake Yourself: How will you personally evolve to remain a relevant leader in this digital age?
To accomplish this, Raskino and Waller identify 25 competencies.
How can YOU put these 25 competencies to use?
Thank you for viewing my Part 1 of my Blog ‘Embracing Change in the Digital Age’. Part 2 and Part 3 links follow below:
Benyus, J. M. (1997). Biomimicry. United States: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
Bilboq. Busy clipart. (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Crabbe, T. (2015). How to Thrive in a World of Too Much Busy. New York: Hachette Book Group.
Cran, C. (2016). The Art of Change Leadership. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Raskino, M., Waller, G. (2015) Digital to the Core. United States: Gartner, Inc.
Ries, E. (2011). The Lean Startup. New York: Crown Business.
Robertson, B. J. (2015). Holacracy. New York: Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
Dr. Schlachter, C. T., Hildebrandt, T. (2012). Leading Busines Change for Dummies. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Sudosurootdev. Change leadership clipart. (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons