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7 Ways to Deal With a Poor Communicator

Do you deal with poor communicators in your work? You might have someone who always seems to forget to mention things to you. Maybe you deal with some people who are trying to convey an idea but do it poorly. Perhaps you have to figure out the difference between what someone says and what they … Continue reading

8 Ideas for Running Great Team Meetings (That Will Help Your Team Gel) –

Great post from Tom Catalini: Following are 8 specific ideas for how you can run great team meetings and cultivate the type of teamwork that makes great things possible.   Team Meeting Ideas Hold Meetings at Regular Intervals. Adjust the Agenda and Format to Fit Each Meeting’s Specific Purpose. Make Sure Everybody Speaks Up and … 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

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

6 Things You Can Do Today to Up Your Leadership Game by Tom Catalini

Guest Post by Tom Catalini   Becoming a better leader is part of your job as a leader. But you probably already knew that. In fact, you might be thinking about this often. Maybe a lot. Probably you think about this at least occasionally. What do you do about it? You might go to seminars. … Continue reading

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 Hire Without Getting Fooled by First Impressions

You have to see and hear differently. Great article from HBR on How to Hire Without Getting Fooled by First Impressions

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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