The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success, Author: Scott Eblin.
By Scott Eblin – Great leaders practice and exhibit strong personal leadership. They endeavor to live at their best so they can lead at their best. Their lives are structured for continuous improvement.
Here are the ten behaviors of personal leadership:
- Self reflection. Great leaders take the time to identify and articulate how they are at their best and then organize their life so they consistently show up with those qualities
- Self awareness. Great leaders are aware and intentional
- Self care. Great leaders understand that they perform at their best when they take care of their health and well being.
- Continuous learning. Great leaders never stop learning.
- Listening. Great leaders listen. They ask open-ended questions and pay attention to the answers.
- Operating rhythm. Great leaders know and leverage their operating rhythm.
- Gear shifting. Great leaders know how to quickly shift gears
- Focus. Great leaders focus on who or what is in front of them
- Clarity of purpose. Great leaders know what they’re in it for
- Gratitude. They recognize, acknowledge the good things in their life
By Barry Libert and Megan Beck – Most digital transformations fail, and there are many explanations why.
Many firms today have realized that digital transformation is essential to their success. Strong technology, both internal and external, is as important as any other good business practice. Further, the market has shown how much more it values digital firms.
Despite awareness of the importance of digital technology and business models, we continue to see that most leaders don’t know how to lead a digital transformation. Many work to enable others in their organizations, but this often results disjointed, independent, tactical initiatives, which are costly and go nowhere, creating bad blood inside and outside the organization.
To be successful, digital platforms need to be unified across the organization, spanning every division, product, service and supplier. Doing this takes real leadership and board support.
Even with the right leadership, many firms will fail at digital transformation. Forrester’s Nigel Fenwick asserts that by 2020 all companies will be either digital predator or digital prey. However, getting the CEO and board aligned, involved, and willing to reallocate capital is the essential first step to success. more> https://goo.gl/b5xAiY
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