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Digital Trailblazer

Essential Lessons to Jumpstart Transformation and Accelerate Your Technology Leadership

Sacolick, Isaac

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1. Edition August 2022
288 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-89453-7
John Wiley & Sons

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Invaluable stories and lessons that will help you tackle one of the most challenging jobs in technology and business - leading transformation

In Digital Trailblazer: Essential Lessons to Jumpstart Transformation and Accelerate Your Technology Leadership, Isaac Sacolick, a technology leadership expert and a former CIO and CTO, delivers a hands-on guide to help technology and business professionals at all stages of their careers acquire the skills necessary to drive transformative change. With an eye-opening collection of stories and more than 50 lessons, Sacolick gives readers a view into what goes on behind-the-scenes in leading digital transformations. From tense IT Ops conference calls to make-or-break executive meetings, Sacolick presents the challenging scenarios faced by product, technology, and data leaders and helps readers learn to lead transformations and become Digital Trailblazers.

In the book you will:
* Step out of your comfort zone and develop the management and leadership skills required to influence executives and win over detractors in driving technology changes
* Learn how to transform experiences, lead data driven organizations, and foster high performance teams
* Discover how to deliver innovation, empower agile self-organization, and evolve standard digital practices that drive culture changes in your organization

A can't-miss resource for product, technology, and data leaders - from those aspiring to leadership roles through vice presidents, CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs, Digital Trailblazer delivers real-word stories and need-to-know lessons that will accelerate your technology leadership journey.

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Transitioning to Leadership: What's a Cookie?

Chapter 2 Dev: Spaghetti Code and Technical Debt Is Now Your Problem

Chapter 3 Ops: Wearing the CEO's Diet Coke

Chapter 4 Product Management and Architecture: Trials and Triumphs

Chapter 5 "That's not Agile": Defining Your Organization's Agile Way of Working

Chapter 6 Transforming Experiences with a Global Perspective

Chapter 7 Buried in Bad Data

Chapter 8 Transformative Culture, Empathetic Teams, Diverse Leaders

Chapter 9 Selling Innovation to the C-Suite - And Reducing the Stress

Chapter 10 Transforming Beyond Crisis and Becoming a Digital Trailblazer

Epilogue

Appendix: Digital Trailblazers Lessons

Transitioning to a leadership mindset

Navigating tech debt's challenges

Controlling emotions and managing risks

Leading innovation and developing products

Driving agile practices, culture, and mindset

Transforming experiences

Leading data-driven organizations

Fostering high performing teams

Collaborating with executives

Influencing participants in digital transformations

About the Author

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ISAAC SACOLICK is Founder and President of StarCIO, a technology learning company that guides leaders on digital transformation. A lifelong technologist, Isaac has served in startup CTO and transformational CIO roles. He founded StarCIO with the belief that agile ways of working and data-driven practices can empower diverse teams to drive transformation. He is a writer, keynote speaker, and author of the bestseller, Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology. He is a frequent contributor to InfoWorld and CIO.com where he writes about digital transformation, agile management, and other technology and leadership topics.