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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

The Question Every Project Team Should Answer

Many projects fail because they are launched without a clearly articulated reason why they’re being pursued. Exploring the four dimensions of a compelling “why statement” can improve a project’s chances of success. Source: The Question Every Project Team Should Answer Why Why Matters The why statement is a pivotal element in any project’s brand. Without … Continue reading

Be Your Own Best Advocate via HBR

Be Your Own Best Advocate – great article from HBR on how to handle the more personal negotiations in your career. Focus on four steps: recognize, prepare, initiate, and navigate. Recognise the opportunity, prepare for it, initiate the discussion and navigate the negotiation. Source, HBR: Be Your Own Best Advocate

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

Getting people to change….”Being nice isn’t enough” says a recent article from HBR. A leader must be doing far more than that: 7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change. Now I am sure that is not news to any of us….. HBR provide there list of suggestions. . 1. Inspiring others – why should … Continue reading

The Corporate Immune System

Have you heard of the Corporate Immune System? Its heavily related to “Culture: The iceberg that sinks organizational change“. It’s when an organisation pushes back against a change, often to the extent that causes major upheaval and rebellion in a company. A bit like the body’s immune system fighting back against a disease. It happens … Continue reading

Data: Famous Sayings about Data worth remembering!

Data has always been important to business, so with the ever increasing talk about data and analytics I thought it would be fun to remind people about some of the well known axioms / sayings. This is just a small selection and I am sure that you have your own favourites. Please leave a comment … Continue reading

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