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Make People Like You at Work | 8 Simple Steps – Tom Catalini

“You can be liked more at work. And while that may sound a little trite, it can be useful. Because if you are liked more, you can get more done. You can become more influential. And you can become more effective.” Tom suggests the following 8 steps: Greet people in some friendly way, every day. … Continue reading

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

Why the CIO reporting structure matters | #CIO

Great article recently published on CIO.com: Does the CEO want to save costs or maximize value? Does the CEO view IT as the driver behind technology or back office systems? In my opinion, there is no other organization in the company that can alter the way the company operates than IT. It is as critical … Continue reading

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

Team Engagement thru better Team Meetings | Jesse Lyn Stoner

Jesse Lyn Stoner rights some very useful, practical and thought provoking articles. A quick intro to her latest one is below. “Here are 5 things that occur in meetings that matter. If they aren’t happening in your meetings, you are missing a huge opportunity.” A common perspective and big picture view emerges where team members … 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

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

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