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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

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

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

The History and Future of Change Management

Great history of change from Prosci: “Over the past quarter of a century, change management has emerged, evolved and grown from foundational understandings to conceptual underpinnings and on to a recognized discipline.” Click here to read the article.

Why Most Change Efforts Fail and 7 Guidelines to Ensure Your Team Succeeds – Jesse Lyn Stoner

Chances are you will initiate a change that affects your whole team or start a major team project in the near future. And chances are it will not make the impact you had hoped for. A 2008 study by IBM found that over 60 percent of change efforts do not fully meet their objectives, and … Continue reading

6 Rules of Change | #ChangeManagement

Great info graphic on change management that sums up many of the key principles. 6 Rules of Change: “Esther Derby is quite right when she says people don’t resist change, they resist coercion. From our experience, when people understand the compelling reason why for change, feel actively involved, share the vision and are guided by … Continue reading

Why B2B Companies Need to Use Social Media, with Jonathan Wichmann

What are the 10 reasons B2B companies need social? 1. Break down the silos 2. Create a culture people value 3. Strengthen the corporate brand 4. Build lasting business relationships 5. Care about your environment 6. Let the crowd help you improve 7. Identify shortcuts in the supply chain 8. Spot and attract world class talent … Continue reading

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