In the digital age, harnessing the power of data along with displaying entrepreneurial skills is key to creating value for enterprises. People who can combine leadership roles with their ability to analyze big data are the datapreneurs.
Skills digital age leaders need
Datapreneurs must be entrepreneurial in their use of data besides taking ownership of their responsibilities. Not only do they need to develop strategies based on data but be able to find innovative solutions to the task at hand.
In the digital age, a leader can be redefined as the one who can harness the power of data to make the right decisions. Data, processes, and technology must be used in a smart way by these leaders to create value.
Using the right resources will help fine-tune the abilities of digital age leaders. Being self-driven, taking initiatives, and knowing how to influence people and policies are some key skills of digital age leaders.
The books to read for digital age leaders
Digital to the Core: The book written by Mark Raskino and Graham Waller talks about how business leaders must recognize the ‘impact of the digital revolution’ on industries and leadership practices and styles. The authors present a detailed insight into 30 top C-level executives from Ford, McDonald’s, GE, and Tory Burch.
The Case for the Chief Data Officer (CDO): Recasting the C-Suite to Leverage your most Valuable Asset: Authors Peter Aiken and Michael Gorman discuss how to obtain a data advantage, the definition of a data chief in the digital age, and how data needs a dedicated focus as given to technology.
Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate. Written by Shawn DuBravac with a foreword by Gary Shapiro, the book talks about a new era that has been ushered in by the digital ownership. The core of the book is dedicated to how the data will relate to the day-to-day lives of people and how every area of work, life, and communication will be impacted by data.
The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age: Author David L. Rogers discusses how enterprises with a legacy of technology can transform into digital organizations. Also given is a step-by-step guide on the processes involved in such a transformation. The author believes no playbook exists for management to understand how to cope with the challenges