Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – digital transformation gives IT leaders an unprecedented opportunity to exert themselves as business leaders. … But maybe the trick isn’t so much sparking a power surge as it is knowing when to turn it off.
“The always-on manager is somebody who focuses on personally providing continuous coaching and informal feedback and guidance to their employees. But those kind of managers actually degrade employee performance. It’s the connector manager who gets the highest level of performance out of their employees today.”
Better-motivated employees mean better results which mean a better profile in the business. This week on Gartner ThinkCast we’re bringing together the best pieces of advice from our 2018 programs on how to become a better digital leader. Get ready to climb higher on the corporate ladder as we check in with our leadership leaders – Gartner experts Leah Johnson, who you just heard, and Alejandra Lozada, whose ThinkCast segment, “Be a True Digital Leader,” is far and away our most downloaded segment of the year. Why? Because their advice will help you get ahead.
But it’s not just about building a better motivated team. Right, Bruce Robertson?
“CIOs also need to become better storytellers to become better persuaders. Businesspeople need to see the value and results in compelling ways, not just be told the many steps and the tech in too much detail.”
Bruce and fellow Gartner expert Suzanne Adnams will help you craft a better story and also help you gather the right skills to be a successful CIO for the digital era. And Gartner’s Mark Raskino will add a bit of color to the conversation.
“There is a reason why Santa Claus is red, because Coca Cola Corporation made Santa Claus red a hundred years ago, whatever. And we know that brand and color schemes impact people.”
We’ll build up your brand as a business and digital leader – and fear not, you won’t need a red suit or a white beard to do it — but perhaps you can give us the gift of a rating and some feedback wherever you get your podcasts, or join the ThinkCast conversation on Twitter @Gartner1979.