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40,000 Views – that’s amazing!

Who would have thought it that when I started this blog a couple of years back that we would have just topped 40,000 view from nearly 17,000 visitors. That’s nothing short of amazing! Thank you to all my readers, without you it would not have been possible. Our most popular Leadership posts: Are you a … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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