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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

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

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…

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

The Planning Doing Cycle | Jesse Lyn Stoner

Rarely will you have the luxury of time to plan everything out before you start a new project or change initiative. And even if you do, it’s likely that unforeseen circumstances will send you back to the drawing board. However, jumping ahead with no plans is a recipe for disaster. Instead of planning and then … Continue reading

Executive Presence: The CIO’s ‘It’ Factor | Heller Search

“Executive presence signals to others that you have what it takes and are capable of taking on the tough job of senior leadership in a demanding role.” With executive presence, your chances of arriving at (and staying in) the C-suite as a CIO are enhanced. With presence, you demonstrate to others that you’re the real … Continue reading

3 patterns of successful IT leaders | CIO

  Deloitte Consulting Principal Karen Mazer shares new technology leadership insights from the organization’s CIO program and three patterns of successful IT Leaders: Trusted Operator Change Instigator Business co-creator Source: 3 patterns of successful IT leaders | CIO

Don’t Mistake Cooperation for Collaboration

IT leaders understand better than most that collaboration is critical. Not only are we expected to work with our colleagues to tackle the difficult issues confronting our organizations, we must also provide the tools that support effective collaboration. Unfortunately, too much of the focus is on the tools rather than on creating collaborative cultures. Embrace … Continue reading

How to handle your Project Sponsor getting TOO involved!

We all need engaged project sponsors, its one of the key success factors for projects. But what do you do when they are so engaged that they want to be in all of the detail, they want to be a team member, they want to be part of every decision? Do you embrace it? Or … Continue reading

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