Posts tagged with Leadership

Digital leadership: how to drive change in an ecommerce business

There is no one thing that defines an effective leader.

What my previous blog argued was that they were first and foremost people who worked out that their job wasn’t to know the answer but to know how to get to the answer.

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13 qualities that will help make you a great business leader

Bad leadership is the root cause of why millions of people across the world do not enjoy going to work every day.

Good leadership provides the confidence to overcome hurdles. Good leadership encourages people to think big.

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It's time to reinvent the HiPPO

The acronym HiPPO carries a negative connotation, but it doesn't have to. Going forward, it can be a beacon of positivity.

Here's why.

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15 inspiring quotes from digital leaders

What makes a great digital leader?

That's the question we attempt to answer in our latest research, Effective Leadership in the Digital Age.

As a little entrée, I've compiled 15 quotes about leadership and company culture from some of the world's most famous digital leaders.

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Three key charts from the 'Digital Skills Gap in Government' report

Digital transformation is a unique and idiosyncratic process, wholly dependant on the organisation in question.

However, that's not to say there aren't lessons we can learn by looking at case studies. Indeed, the UK Government has been a crucible of digital innovation for some years.

So, what better place to look for lessons on addressing the digital skills gap within your own business? 

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Skills shortage the biggest barrier to digital progress (overtaking legacy systems)

More than a third (40%) of businesses believe that recruiting staff with suitable skills is a significant barrier to digital progress, making it a bigger problem than 'legacy systems and processes'.

This finding comes from Econsultancy's latest research into organisational structures and digital leadership, entitled Effective Leadership in the Digital Age.

The survey of more than 400 senior staff looks at what makes a good leader and a good culture within a digital business.

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Exploring Today's CMO

Why this is an extraordinary time to lead marketing

This five part series is designed for all those marketers around the world who are aspiring to lead a marketing function.  

The objective of this series is to share insights, experiences and ideas for passionate marketers who want to grasp what it takes to be in charge of marketing, especially in these amazingly progressive times where marketing has attained a more strategic role.  

The series could be seen to be oriented towards B2B, but many marketers see the lines with B2C blurring. So grab a coffee, put your feet up and read on.

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Is Apple already losing its way without Steve Jobs?

Is Apple already starting to lose its way without Steve Jobs?

The blogosphere erupted this weekend after former Apple designer Michael Margolis posted two tweets about the Apple TV interface.

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Marketers are translators

In 90 seconds I present my case for digital marketing leadership: Marketers are translators.

They're no longer artists who deliver messages, they're interactive, experiential shepherds that discover need as it evolves in real time.

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