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What It Takes to Be a Technology Leader in an Evolving Digital World

Author: Pete Langlois/Tuesday, September 05, 2017/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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The rapid, ever-changing advancement of technology has created unique opportunities for leaders in the digital age. We’re living in the age where the use of digital technology is prevalent and common throughout the world. The widespread use of digital technologies has also changed the world, and to be specific, has significantly changed the way organizations operate.

Leaders adapt. Leaders are agile. Leaders are innovative and they inspire. Impactful leaders can and continue to portray these characteristics when it comes to the evolving digital world. Without doing so, they would fail because of the demands and needs associated with the digital age and the continuous adaptations.

Digital leadership is a phrase that continues to be discussed as well. What is digital leadership? That phrase has created the idea that this type of leadership is all about technology, however it’s not. This phrase is a result of the revolution that we’re constantly seeing in the digital world, and has created new ideals for instilling leadership practices.

The following are some ways to be an impactful digital leader in the evolving digital world.

  1. Work with an entrepreneurial mindset
    Those who think with an entrepreneurial mindset understand the importance of agility and adaptation, but also understand the importance of incorporating technology and optimizing processes. Startups and similar organizations are coming up with creative, innovative ways to incorporate technology into their businesses, and technology leaders who think in this way are the most successful ones.

  2. Think like a CEO
    Regardless if you are in the C-suite or not, thinking like a CEO will help you become a strong technology leader. CEO’s have to think in visionary terms, but also in practical terms. They must continuously improve and drive their business, and in this day and age, incorporating technologies is a huge part of that.

  3. Embrace change
    Embracing change is another key way to be an impactful digital leader. Exploring new ideas and investing in emerging technologies will make a big difference in your ability to lead.

  4. Be open to learning
    Don’t just be open to learning, be driven when it comes to learning about new and improved upon technologies. A successful organization and leader is one where the learning never stops. Embrace that mentality and your success as a technology leader will prevail.

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Pete Langlois is Chief Operating Officer of SNI Companies. His blog leverages his decades of experience in hiring, training and retaining top talent and covers trends and issues of interest to employers and job candidates alike.

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