Exceptional Leadership is the ability to Methodically and Continually Create Heroes
IT Maturity provides tools and training to help enterprises methodically and continuously create heroes
(i.e. enable individuals across the enterprise to achieve, excel, and interact effectively). Training and
tools cover both hero creation from a technical skill perspective and an organizational interaction perspective.
As an example, IT Maturity’s TopicHero tool allows users to collect Links, Search tools, RSS Feeds,
Notes, Webpages, Chat, and other data related to their areas of expertise, in one place, that can easily
be shared with other experts in related areas. This helps users become technical skill heroes. (See below: Examples - Business Comparison.)
From an organizational interaction perspective, most leadership research and theory is focused around
individual leader psychology. IT Maturity takes an alternative IT perspective of leaders as entities
operating within organizations, orchestrating how other entities interact with each other, to optimize productivity. Thus, the objective is to make the entities, their interactions, and their execution of
activities individually, and as a team heroic. IT Maturity Leadership includes principles in five different
categories: Management, Organization (structure), Extent (of activities executed), Culture, and Vision. (See below: Examples - Leadership Principles.)
Using this new perspective (The IT Maturity Method - see below) IT evolves into four separate
activities: Business Enhancement, Technology Advancement to enable the business enhancement, Vendor Integration to utilize external expertise to make the business enhancement happen, and
Leadership Improvement .
Vision at the Speed of Change
By using tools associated with these four activities, enterprises can automate the flow of information
from heroes up the stream to executive management in real time so that Vision can be created at the
speed of change. For if you rely on Vision that is only created once a year, on average your Vision will be six months out of date.
This also evolves IT and the broader enterprise into focusing on how technology can be used to impact
and improve business function, and also further to how IT can be used for the maturation of the larger enterprise. (See below: Examples - Business Comparison.)