digital

5 Tips to Better Train Executives on Digital Transformation

If you are leading a digital transformation effort, you know how important it is to get executive buy-in. Yet many leaders have only a tangential grasp of what it means to be “digital” and shy away from getting their hands dirty. Here are five tips on how to design or retool your digital training and development programs…

HR’s Role in Digital Transformation

We often think about digital transformation as something tackled by the dynamic duo of Marketing and IT. But there needs to be a third — HR. That’s because, while digital transformation appears to be about technology, at its heart it’s about people, and the relationships that are changed because of these digital technologies. Today I examine the key takeaways from a recent Prophet report on the subject.

Where Digital Brands Succeed (And Surprisingly Fail) at Brand Relevance

What makes a brand great? Some lists of the most “valuable” brands base the rankings on financial statements. These lists weigh heavily toward large, global brands that spend a lot on advertising. But I believe that brand lives in the eyes of the beholder, namely customers. To that end, Prophet Brand Strategy, which is the …

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My TED Talk: Leading in the Digital Era

I crossed an item off my bucket list when I gave a TED Talk at TED@IBM on Sept. 23rd. The event was part of the new TED Institute, which partners with companies to create TED-curated events. The title of my talk was “Giving Up Control: Leading in the Digital Era.” One key data point from Gallup …

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How to Tell If You’re Just Dabbling with Digital

Digital transformation is hot — in a new Altimeter Report, “The State of Digital Transformation,” we found that 88% of organizations we surveyed said that they were undergoing a formal digital transformation effort, which Altimeter defines as “the re-alignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital consumers at …

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