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Technology Leadership: Transforming Low Performers to Rock Stars

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Technology Leadership: Transforming Low Performers to Rock Stars

I was speaking with a client of mine yesterday, and we were discussing his unique value proposition - and his equally unique approach to technology leadership.

And he told me an interesting story (with all details changed to protect his privacy). He was recruited - by a large, US-based manufacturing firm headquartered in a major Midwest city - to lead a very low performing IT organization. His mandate, essentially, was to fire the entire team within a month, and rebuild from scratch.

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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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Fear of Change Can Derail Your Executive Career Progression

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Fear of Change Can Derail Your Executive Career Progression

I was talking with a good friend of mine yesterday, who just made a change from a job she really hated - to one she really loves.

That transition took some time - and we worked through many of the issues. But our conversation got me thinking. One of the biggest issues she was dealing with is a very common one - at every career level, up to C-level.

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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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The 3 Most Common Strategic Missteps that Derail CIO Resumes

In this series of blogs, I'm going to address the 3 most significant issues that I see in the IT resumes that cross my desk.

And I'll start at the top of the organization - with CIO and CTO resumes - and continue the series with IT Directors, IT Managers, and then address issues that I see in the resumes of "hands-on" IT professionals.

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The CIO - Evolution or Extinction?

I've blogged a fair amount recently on the rapidly evolving role of the CIO - and it's a rare day that I don't see signs that that evolution is becoming, if anything, more rapid.

In just the last couple of days, I've found a couple of interesting stories. 

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