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CIOs Can Become Stronger Digital Transformation Leaders by Training the Brain

Published: 25 May 2017

ID: G00327004

Analyst(s): Monica Zlotogorski


CIOs can master their digital transformation and people dynamics leadership if they focus beyond their technology contributions and further develop their soft skills via brain training. Brain science can provide CIOs effective knowledge for their leadership development efforts.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • CIOs Must Move Away From Static Personality Profiles, and Focus on Cognitive Development
  • CIOs Can Change Organizational Behavioral Traits
  • CIOs Can Begin to Retrain Their Brain by Following Four Steps
    • Step 1 — Awareness
    • Step 2 — Re-examination
    • Step 3 — Shift
    • Step 4 — Re-evaluation

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