It was the first time for me to teach under the typhoon signal #3 in my life. Really appreciate all of our executive students’ heart to learn and join our class on <Leadership and Workforce Transformation in the Digital Era> yesterday. It is a part of the #CUHK #APIB <Digital Leadership Series for Executives> programme that I introduced and designed. https://lnkd.in/gU8AzDJ
We had leaders and executives from various industries such as #FinancialServices, #Retail, #Energy, #Pharmaceutical, #Technologies, etc. to join the class yesterday. It indicated that leaders from these industries are keen on learning more about the soft side of digital transformation.
Appreciate Teddy Liu to co-teach this class with me. In fact, Teddy is the master mind of this course. He is an expert on the people side of digital transformation. Teddy shared his experience and wisdom on this subject matter. In my part, I explored a few digital transformation real-life cases with our students.
It was our honour to have Stephen Leung, Country Manager of #Pfizer Hong Kong and Indonesia, to share his wisdom on leadership, people and change management. It was very valuable and insightful. I was also impressed by his way to share his thoughts. He made good use of interesting stories and fantastic analogies.
Thank you, Stephen. I will remember to drink more water H2O. Healthy, Happy and Optimistic. Thank you, Teddy, to empower me and our students to master the change management and talents strategy in the digital era. Appreciate the great effort behind the scene from my CUHK APIB teammates.
One more day to go for this course. We will have another enlightening leader Joe Wan, CEO of #Tricor, to share his wisdom. Stay tuned.
The vibrant Hong Kong #Innovation and #Technology #ecosystem is back to normal (well, at least getting close to that) with exciting and impactful activities every day and every week. Really grateful to seeing that happen.
Please join me in the next 2 weeks for a series of exciting events (just a partial list).
AI & Big Data in FinTech Forum
Sep 29, 2021
The 14th CIO Executive Summit 2021 – Hong Kong
Theme: The CIO Imperative in the New Normal: Creating the Ultra-Adaptable Enterprise
Sep 29, 2021
The CPA Conference 2021: Theme: Transcending Together
Oct 2, 2021
Establishment of Corporate Innovation Index
Theme: Open Forum and Pilot Study
Oct 4, 2021
Digital Leadership Series
Theme: Leadership & Workforce Transformation in the Digital Era
Oct 12 and 13, 2021
and more.. Stay tuned for my post-event insights and key takeaways.
#CUHK #MIG #VFF
#VirtualFinTechFair #FinStep #NovsphereMedia
#AI #BigData #FinTech
#Finance #Accounting #Auditing
#DigitalTransformation is a must for almost every large or small company these days. Most of the failure cases of digital transformation is on the soft side of the journey. The soft side includes #leadership, #culture, #talent and most importantly #ChangeManagement.
I am so grateful to partner with one of the most experienced enterprise transformation leaders in #DigitalEra in Hong Kong, Teddy Liu, to co-create, co-design and co-deliver a course on the soft side of the Digital Transformation. We called the course “Leadership & Workforce Transformation in the Digital Era”. Really appreciate Teddy’s contribution. This course is a part of #CUHK #APIB #DigitalLeadershipSeries designed by a number of #digital experts and myself.
We also invited two top leaders, Stephen Leung #Pfizer and Joe Wan #Tricor in Hong Kong to share their experience in their digital leadership. Special thanks to Stephen and Joe, and look forward to learning from them.
We highly recommend corporate leaders, #HR practitioners, digital transformation professionals, innovation leaders and change agents to join the course. The upcoming class will be on Oct 12 and 13. Be HURRY to enroll if you are interested. More information and enrollment link can be found here.
See you there!
“Banking is necessary but banks are not” ( quote from Bill Gates ) is not just applied for the incumbents in banking industry but all leaders in traditional industries. Traditional companies are facing unprecedented challenges from 4 major forces in the Digital Economy. Many of them will not survive if they don’t act now & don’t do it right. Last week in Shanghai, I have shared my experience gained from consulting large incumbents & cultivating innovative startups. We talked about these 4 key types of competitors for traditional companies: 1. Tech Giants Amazon Alibaba 2. Unicorns Gogovan Klook 3. Traditional companies from other industries with great digital capabilities to cross over to your industry Volkswagon getting into insurance 4. Companies in your same industry but with better digital capabilities than you Strategy that we learned from Business School, MBA and EMBA still matters but may not be good enough to empower leaders to win & even survive in the Digital Age. We talked about how to formulate Digital Strategy, cultivate a Digital Workforce & work with Digital Colleague around us. More importantly, how to innovate & collaborate with startups. Will deliver this talk in Tsingtao, Taiwan, #Malaysia & more Asia’s cities in the next few months. CU.
Smarter Staff in Digital Economy Needs DQ on the top of IQ and EQ
What kind of #Competence do you need to be successful in Digital Economy? In this special feature of Talents Management, I, as the Chairman of OpenCertHub, have shared my view on the Digital Workforce and how we need to prepare ourselves so that we can sustain our competitiveness and marketability in the job market in the Digital Age. It will give insights to both HR and leaders on how to get themselves and their companies ready for the inevitable changes in the AI BigData world.
Thanks to Joe Wan, CEO of #Tricor, for his experience sharing on talents cultivation in the digital era. Also, appreciate Teddy Liu for delivering the workshop on Leadership and Workforce Transformation in the Digital Era Programme. It was a part of our Digital Leadership Series for Executives initiated and designed by me and a number of industry experts and professors for #CUHK.
Here are a few key takeaways from Joe’s sharing.
1. How important is “#WHY” and “#PURPOSE“.
We have to help our colleagues know why he or she is here and how important and relevant their contribution is to the company and themselves. If that alignment works well, people will not just stay but also do their best in their jobs.
2. Listen to all levels of employees
Willing to listen to different levels of staff and answer all kinds of questions directly from staff from levels down will earn trust and pick up ideas that senior management can never think of.
3. Transform every employee to be a #startup
Encouraging #intrapreneurship and innovation from the bottom also encourage talents to join you and stay and grow with the company. Joe has supported their teammates to open a cafe which is now in their building and other places.
4. Take exit interview seriously
Not only finding out more about why a colleague leaves, but also offering staff, who are leaving, a final chance to stay. Joe said in the Exit Interview, “If you stay, I can waive the advanced notice for your next resignation if any.” That sincerity is really building another level of trust even the staff finally left. Alumni groups can be very powerful these days as ecosystem collaboration is the key to success in the digital era.
5. Respect each other
Joe asked and enforced every manager to treat their staff with respect. For instance, it is fine for a manager to shout at their staff but never one stands up and the other sits down. A simple gesture means a lot.
All these tips applied well in particular to the young generation. I learned a lot from Joe and Teddy. To thank Joe, I also shared a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 to him.
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