For centuries, humankind has attempted to create the impossible: a perpetual motion machine capable of continuing forever undisturbed. The idea of a machine performing work infinitely without the demand of external energy sources is surely only a dream since such a machine violates one of the three laws of thermodynamics. What businesses really need is a perpetual action machine: namely Microsoft Power BI Reports delivered through the convenience of the Power BI Scheduler (PBRS).
The Power BI knows its job inside out: it is trained to collect incoming data, digest it, and then deliver actionable recommendations based upon the freshest and most relevant information accessible.
While there are plenty of valuable and important smart business tools, consider Power BI to be the cornerstone of a solid technological foundation that is more alert and productive than any of the human assets on your business team. Of equal value is its ability to empower your human assets, enabling them to leap to new levels of performance and influence. Add to that the convenience of report scheduling, and business intelligence will be fully accessible whenever associates need it.
Intelligence Begins with Leadership
There is no doubt that business leaders set the pace and create the model that a workforce can emulate. Digital leadership involves setting a clear vision using the right tools. Once team members understand their role in the overall scheme, they have the insights needed to execute their part.
Prerequisite to that approach is obtaining relevant data in a timely fashion. Power BI Scheduler injects the right digital intelligence into the fabric of the corporate engines. Frequent reports delivered via email, SMS messaging, fax or other personalized formats provide the insights needed for sales teams and others to align more fully with the needs of customers.
This convenience removes barriers and makes it easier for team members to work in unison resulting in a more unified process and richer customer experience. Data reports harness insights that will align every department and division, achieving the same goal within each respective vertical. This unity is integral to the overall success strategy and individuals who perceive their work to be of value, tend to be the most productive for both the company.
This level of well-being and profitability is nurtured through clear direction and frequent communication. A workforce can only mirror what its leaders bring to the table, so understanding and practicing these basic precepts of digital leadership is crucial to establishing a culture of success and motivation.
Seven Key Principles Employed by Digital Leaders
No one is a born leader. We can even argue no one is a natural leader; it’s just that some adapt to certain behaviors faster than others. The good news is that with the right tools and interest in helping others on the team, anyone can develop into a digital leader.
Defining Digital Leadership
Digital leadership may simply be defined as the strategic use of a company’s digital resources to achieve a business goal. This process involves accessing and employing the various digital capabilities and assets by the company. These assets may be things like:
- Data and analytics (intelligence)
- Digital identity
- Digital problem solving
- ICT (information and communications technology) proficiency and productivity
It can be likened to a conductor who works with individuals and sections within an orchestra, bringing together a complete work by artistically integrating the separate parts. It may sound overwhelming at first but as with any complex task, it can be mastered over time and with practice.
Common Characteristics of Digital Leaders
As you meet with digital leaders across a variety of industries, you will find something in common among them. They have developed and regularly practice seven principles that position them as digital leaders:
- Balance – encouraging diversity is essential for tapping into broader landscapes and open more opportunities, while inclusive practices affirm the value and necessity of fully embracing the power of diverse resources and assets
- Coaching – this is a skill to develop and apply with both humans and bots; in each case, you provide the required training and oversight to ensure that both humans and machines develop and hone their own skill sets for boosted productivity and greater efficiency
- Education – in a swiftly evolving and expanding world of technology, education is another facet of the journey towards continuing success; this learning process results in the continuing edification and fulfillment of an inspired workforce
- Innovation – with the growing variety of digital tools available, digital leaders are appreciating more than ever the immense value and importance of innovation, that ability to see the common and ordinary in entirely new perspectives and colors
- Knowledge – the digital world creates massive opportunities, but it also offers temptations for unsavory operators seeking to capitalize on the digital efforts of other organizations, which is why both security and integrity are key principles to practice and live by
- Sustainability – all too often a catch-phrase designed to ease concerns about excessive consumption, human and leadership sustainability entails the commitment to ongoing growth with a dedication to learning, coaching, and accumulating new knowledge to support your team
- Values – the best way to instill the values you want to see practiced in your workplace is by clarifying and expressing your values through personal examples and practices. It’s difficult to ask the best of others if you do not exemplify the values you want from them in your daily life and work
As you review these key principles, you can see they can all be attained and maintained by regular practice and use. Veteran digital leaders will let you in on the big secret: there is no “finish line” in the journey of a digital leader. Instead, it is a behavior that is learned, practiced, and refined. Just as a concert pianist never stops practicing but instead refines what has been learned to date, so too does a digital leader accept that learning is a process, not an achievement.
Power BI Scheduler: Your Unrelenting Digital Assistant
Effective leadership means building new skills and refining existing talents among the workforce. As already outlined in the coaching section of the seven principles of digital leadership, teaching bots to serve you is a critical key to streamlining operations and opening new potential opportunities through proper business intelligence.
This means that machines are only limited by your imagination or constrained beliefs. By changing your perspective and viewing bots as digital assistants, you will find more value and better productivity from these seemingly inanimate and restricted machines. The best example of such an unrelenting digital assistant is Power BI Scheduler. When properly instructed, this virtual assistant will churn out automated yet personalized BI reports in a timely fashion and in different formats to various recipients across your business network.
Easy to master yet powerfully versatile, this is the type of software that mirrors the practices and principles of digital leaders.