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Digital Leadership Fundamentals for Japanese CIOs, Part 1: Develop Leadership Skills to Become Digitally Dexterous

Published: 12 February 2019

ID: G00380233

Analyst(s): Leigh McMullen , Jackie Fenn , Tsuneo Fujiwara , Bruce Robertson , Yuko Adachi , Graham Waller


Japan is falling behind the rest of the world in digital business transformation, which CIOs could be enabling. CIOs in traditional Japanese enterprises need to develop seven leadership skills and become digitally dexterous to successfully lead business transformation.

Table Of Contents


  • Commit to Leadership
  • Lead Differently
  • Be Open and Receptive
  • Forge Right Relationships With Key Stakeholders
  • Repeat Simple Messages
  • Inspire Others
  • Build People, Not Systems

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