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Years of Experience: A Fatal Flaw to Your CIO Resume Strategy

Years of Experience: A Fatal Flaw to Your CIO Resume Strategy

We've all seen one. The CIO resume that leads with "27 years of experience" in the first line of the resume summary on page one.

On the surface, that seems like a great strategy. It's apparently clear, and seems to give a sense of career level. Also, many job postings do start with number of years required for the position – so, it seems reasonable to address the issue of experience directly, at the very beginning of the resume.

Driving Innovation - Embracing Risk

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Driving Innovation - Embracing Risk

Innovation is a very hot topic these days. Innovation is recognized - rightly - as a key to both current and future competitiveness. Driving innovation is a complex process. There's no "one size fits all" approach that will guarantee successful innovation across different enterprises and verticals.

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CIO Transformation: Selling Long Term Investment

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CIO Transformation: Selling Long Term Investment

A key aspect of the current CIO transformation is shifting the conversation from cost cutting to the real return on long term technology investment. That can be challenging conversation - especially if the CIO's role is seen primarily as "keeping the lights on."

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As a CIO, Do You Need to be Mr. Nice Guy?

As I was exploring the news on CIOs this Monday morning, I came upon this interesting article from Forbes, "The Evolving Role of the CIO: An interview with Geoffrey Moore [Part 2/2]."

There's a lot that I like in this interview - Mr. Moore has some great points on the need for the CIO to balance the three seemingly incompatible roles of visionary, pragmatist, and conservative. I think that's an excellent way to define the (seemingly) incompatible types of leadership that a CIO needs to deliver.

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