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Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working | #CIO

Interesting article from Martha Heller on CIO.com about how CarMax have gone from a traditional IT department to having a product driven approach and used this to drive their digital transformation. For the full article go here: Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working | CIO CarMax’s CIO provides this advice for CIOs who are … Continue reading

#ChangeManagement in a Digital World

Business is changing, everything is becoming digital, even our cars! So what does that mean to Change Management? Is Change going digital as well? Is it becoming easier? Or harder? Or just different? We constantly hear about Digital Business and Digital Transformations. Examples of purely digital companies like Amazon and Google are often quoted, but … Continue reading

Critical success factors for the transformational #CIO | I-CIO

Martha Heller says “It’s time for CIOs to be the business”, she goes on to say: At many companies today, senior management are confused, frustrated and farther away than ever from the promise of digital. With all of the innovation coming out of places like Silicon Valley, they worry that they’re missing out on some … Continue reading

Too much #ChangeManagement?

Is there such a thing as too much Change Management? We hear lots of discussions around projects failing due to lack of change management and I have written various articles encouraging the use of structured change programs. But is there such a thing as too much Change Management? Firstly, what do we mean by too much … Continue reading

Restructuring the C-Suite for Digital Business: The Future of the CMO, CCO, CIO, and CDO

Originally posted on On Digital Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe:
I’ve noticed lately what appears to be an emerging trend in marketing and communications leadership in some large companies. Specifically, the positions of chief marketing officer (CMO) and chief communications officer (CCO) are sometimes being consolidated into a single role, even in very large enterprises. Such consolidation…

The Importance of Change Leadership – Beyond “Step Models of Change”

Originally posted on Martin Davis' Blog:
Why is strong leadership so important to the success of change programs? Why do so many change efforts fail or dwindle without committed leadership? “Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better”. Harry S Truman (1884 – 1972) Pettigrew & Whipp (1991) summarise…

W.I.I.F.M. – What’s in it for me? #ChangeManagement

How hard can change management be? We do a bit of training they adopt the new processes and everyone’s happy? End of story. We all know it does not work like that. The first question those impacted ask or think to themselves is: “What’s in it for me?”. (“Why should I care about what you want?”) Ignore this … Continue reading

Social Intelligence: A Hallmark of #CIO Success – Deloitte CIO – #WSJ

. Only 9 percent of CIOs fit their self-described profile of a successful technology leader. To enhance their leadership potential and meet the increasingly complex demands of the role, CIOs need to increase their social intelligence. The gap between the characteristics CIOs identify as necessary for success and those they attribute to themselves was greatest … Continue reading

70% of #ChangeManagement initiatives fail – REALLY?

Stumbled across this article the other day and had an online debate with its author, Ron Leeman, an experienced Change Leader. To quote Ron “So now to tackle another much debated change subject … that so-called 70% failure rate. How many times have we seen LinkedIn posts/discussions talking about this subject … ” Ron explores where … Continue reading

Change Management – What’s in a Name?

Originally posted on Martin Davis' Blog:
Hands-up, which of you has named their project based on the technology being implemented? That simple act may have just sealed the failure of the project. Let me explain why……. by naming the project from the technology, it has just become an IT project (in the literal sense of…

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