In the digital world, digitally savvy board members are mission critical assets

Are your board members digitial technology assets or liabilities? To successfully compete as a digital enterprise requires that the C-Suite leadership team and the board of directors are fully aligned and committed to the right digital strategy for the company and a game plan to implement. This is virtually impossible to do if the…

In the digital world, most cyber security threats are self-inflicted

Are the vast majority of cyber-attacks on your company avoidable? APIs have emerged as the internal connective tissue within an organization and the external connective tissue with customers, supply chain partners, and other key stakeholders.

In the digital world, product management beats project management

Are your technology investments aligned with critical business outcomes? The vast majority of companies are still trying to improve their on-time and on-budget project performance. This approach overlooks the question of if the project should even be done in the first place.

In the digital world, it’s critical to distinguish between leadership & management

Is your management agenda holding your leadership agenda hostage? Almost every C-level executive I speak with tells me they are so busy running their business that they have no time to think about the best ways to grow their business.

In the digital world, vocabulary is just as important as technology

How well are you telling the technology business value story in your company today? Even though we are well into the second decade of digital disruption, it’s alarming to see how many companies still struggle to tell a compelling story of how technology delivers increased competitive performance and business value. The number of companies that still cling to the legacy mindset…

In the digital world, intention creates sustainable business growth momentum

Is lack of a clear statement of intent slowing your business growth momentum? As companies of all sizes across all industries seek to successfully compete as digital enterprises, there is solid evidence of what separates success from failure. It turns out that the early leaders in the age of digital disruption share one thing in common…

In the digital world, catching the next wave is a strategic necessity

Why is it so hard for well-established companies to catch the next wave? In earlier blogs, I have suggested that well-established companies could no longer sustain competitive advantage through using their size and market reach as barriers to entry. The unprecedented assault of multiple waves of digital disruption have enabled companies of any size to penetrate some portion of well-established companies’ value chains. Simply put…

In the digital world, learn-it-all beats know-it-all

Are you learning faster than your competition? Several years ago, the leaders of the Gates Foundation embarked on a journey to improve their culture. Their goal was “to improve their learning culture, in which people have the humility to know what they don’t know and the curiosity to rethink the way they’ve always done things.”

In the digital world, you need to go on a time diet

Have you lost control over how you spend your time? Talk to anyone working today whether in a startup or a well-established Fortune 500 company, and they will tell you the same thing – “I’m working so hard but there aren’t enough hours in the day for me to do my job.”

In the digital world, we can still learn a lot from Leonardo Da Vinci

Is your competition learning faster than you are? The main theme of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Leonardo DaVinci is “the ability to make connections across disciplines – arts and sciences, humanities and technology – is a key to innovation, imagination and genius.”