Q: Please, give 5 tips for business leaders to cope with the digital leadership challenges.
At the root of all of this is the need to create more innovative organizations:
a) I believe that you must make innovation a verb not a noun. It must become a statement about the way we work, rather than who is responsible for change.
b) In this spirit, I think that you need to become more digital in your own behaviors; organizations need to periodically reinvent themselves, and so do we!
c) Digital leaders must think about how “fast” their organization works, and what it would take to move faster: fast starts with you as the leader! What are you doing to have faster conversations? The Chinese white-goods leader Haier has taken months off of its commercialization time by having parallel conversations in order to be faster.
d) Digital means “connected”: what does your own personal connectivity look like? Who’s in your personal idea-sourcing network? Who do you learn from? How many “strange” partners do you rely upon for new insights?
e) Sharing is also a characteristic of the digital life-style. Why not start sharing your ideas? Your notes? Try prototyping new ideas before you spring them on others.