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The new road joins the leadership team

Each time and different circumstances will require different leadership skills. So, what you need to prepare if you want to have a good management career in the future?

What are the capabilities that the future director should focus on developing when they chose the company, the choice, or job duties? And what is the skill they need to practice to develop to a new level?

These are not easy questions to answer, because it depends on many factors such as functionality, geography, industry, and of course also depends on the company where you work. Although today we can fully identify what companies need, but the identification of useful skills in the future, it is only speculative.

However, after reviewing a study of the process of governance during the last decade Hedrick & Struggles as the company implemented and conducted interviews with many top managers about the need for senior leaders in the past, present and future, we have found some clear signs regarding work-class leadership.

Another remarkable discovery is: When a person has been promoted to the position of leadership, the expertise will be less important than leadership skills and a deep understanding of the basics of business.

The information Directors need to know how to invent business models; CFOs must build strategies of risk management; HR directors need to know to design a succession planning and talent structure can bring competitive position for businesses. In other words, these skills help you climb the positions that will not be enough to help you take on a new importance.

Currently, the members of the senior executives are expected to not only support the CEO build business tactics but also to contribute their opinions in the process of taking decisions.

Today the senior leadership to meet new expectations.

In this article, we will go into more detail on the trends and analysis on new findings about the skills required to undertake the 7 task senior executives: Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Sales Officer (CMO & CSO), Chief Supply Chain Management Officer (CSCMO), Chief HR Office (CHRO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

We will analyze the capacity that the company has sought in the past, the demands in current and new requirements in the span of a decade. The purpose is to help managers aspiring to get a clear picture for the next move.

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Late 80s to mid-90s of the last century, most of the administrative positions in information technology or are being promoted under the standard procedure from business analysts to the director; or is responsible for the professional with the certain experience. Director's highest office.

But at the end of that period, when the growth opportunities on the web boom, the company began looking for ways to apply technology more tactical use of the Internet to search for new markets, revenue new customers and implement more efficient processes.

A typical IT manager at that time did not need too good period for business tactics or have thoughts about vast overall picture. The technology departments have become too rigid and myopic vision, cannot respond quickly to the challenges and new business opportunities.

On the aspect of geography and business lines, serious barriers (on leadership capacity and capability) has arisen between the fields of technology and business. Therefore, administrators can balance rare two extremes on was "poached" the most.

From the mid to late 90s, to solve the shortage business knowledge situation of the IT staffs, or the official appointed CIO. CIO is a senior manager, not only have the knowledge of these new technologies but also how to apply these technologies on business strategy. The new members of the board may hold a mediating role of the complex relationship between business leaders with the IT department.

They are less interested in technology, more attention to creating a competitive advantage and focus more on leadership and organizational effectiveness. As "globalization" appear, the IT manager must solve the standardization process and the integration of companies operating in multiple sectors and different geographic areas.

Until 2008, when credit starts to run out, enterprises need to switch again. The IT manager must now make complex decisions based on rigorous analysis of investment returns. This work is not just good project management, but more importantly is to manage investment projects justified. It requires leaders to understand the level of complexity of the growing business and how to four factors: IT strategy, business strategy, management and financial risks may interact.

In the coming years, we expect demand for complex combinations between CIO skills will increase. The company will seek the CIO "hybrid" - those who are not only business knowledge but also experience analysis, organizational design and infrastructure, and also know how to link the system to support global growth.

In many cases, the knowledge of advertising would be a plus. Knowledge of sales and marketing is considered to be an advantage for business initiatives like ecommerce supply chain management and logistics.

Form the most anticipated CIO who have sharp minds in the use of huge of information they collected to support the development of companies. CIO of a consumer global company once said: "We have an explosion of information around us, but we are confident that there are enough wise to take this opportunity and utilize it as a competitive advantage. The way we share ideas and get feedback from customers is very new and interesting. "


Source: VEF


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