What makes a leader special?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Will Lukang, CLDC, PMP, CSM Will Lukang, MBA, PMP, MASCL, SCM, is an enabler. He has more than 21 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry.

Personal Business Maturity

Great Leadership By Dan

You’ll also see information about how a line of business “matures” when you implement an effective model, focus on the right priorities and execute rigorously.

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0408 | Keith Sawyer

LDRLB

He then worked for 6 years as a management consultant in Boston and New York, advising large corporations on the strategic use of information technology. Keith Sawyer is the author of the new book Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity.

GC21: Gamifying Consumerism at Healthcare University | with Clayton Nicholas

Engaging Leader

After honing his expertise in general management, marketing, strategy and sales techniques across healthcare and information technology sectors, Nicholas now leads marketing and public relations functions while helping to drive strategy and […]. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Website: www.changehealthcare.com Twitter: @ClayJNicholas LinkedIn: [link] For more information on Change Healthcare''s product visit their Product Page.

Design and Influence Irresistible Change – Learn How in this Special Workshop

Change Starts Here

The list includes but is not limited to Human Resources, Organization Development, Project Management, Process Improvement, Information Technology, Strategic Planning, and Sustainability. On or before July 31, 2013. After July 31, 2013.

Organizational Design and Social Networks

LDRLB

This is not just an Information Technology (IT) issue. Hierarchies rely on job titles to command the attention of others. Social networks thrive on the social ingenuity and influence of the individual people in the network.

Could Your Next CEO Come from Any Department?

Modern Servant Leader

Do you value operations, maintenance, customer service , engineering, information technology , sales , finance, marketing , accounting – all departments, equally? How do you view each department in your organization? In Good to Great, Jim Collins explains the best CEOs are not external hires, but brought up through internal development. Therefore, your organization is best served by looking across the entire company for future leaders.

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Getting the Most Use Out of Business Analytics

Chartered Management Institute

Businesses now have more and easier access to vital information than ever before. One of the reasons for this is because of the advances being made in information technology (IT) and business intelligence (BI). Business owners can now reach new customers and business opportunities by managing, gathering and interpreting data and information.

Implement Change with More Influence, Confidence and Impact

Change Starts Here

I’ve worked with professionals in many different roles and projects – strategic planning, project management, process improvement, human resources, sustainability, information technology – who, like you, wanted to make a difference but felt stuck.

Keith Sawyer: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He then worked for six years as a management consultant in Boston and New York, advising large corporations on the strategic use of information technology. Keith Sawyer is one of the world’s leading scientific experts on creativity and innovation. In his first job after graduating from MIT, he designed videogames for Atari. He’s been a [.].

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Analytics combines StrategyDriven’s industry leading asset management and data analytics experience with Xen Wireless’s information technology and delivery expertise. For more information, please visit www.StrategyDriven.com.

How is Big Data Transforming Your 80/20 Analytics?

Harvard Business Review

What happens to innovation and segmentation when serious organizations are challenged to assimilate and integrate 10X, 100X or 1000X more information about customers, clients, prospects and leads? You’ve Got the Information, But What Does It Mean?

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To Go From Big Data to Big Insight, Start With a Visual

Harvard Business Review

Handling the streams, archiving the sessions and storing and manipulating the information are in themselves herculean tasks. Information & technology Marketing Social media

A New Type of Philanthropy: Donating Data

Harvard Business Review

For the UN, this ability to glean real-time information could transform our work to protect development gains among the world's most vulnerable populations. This type of analysis might require that various private sector companies share potentially sensitive information.

The Companies and Countries Losing Their Data

Harvard Business Review

I spoke with Greg Bell, the firm's information protection lead, to parse the data on who loses their information, and how. Bell: First, we're only able to use information that's made public. So this is not 100% accurate, but we believe this provides directional information.

Should MBAs Learn to Code?

Harvard Business Review

MBAs who lack programming skills often ask this question when they pursue careers in technology companies. Several respondents mentioned that their CS50 experience had helped persuade recruiters that they were committed to a career in technology.

2014 Reflections: The Path of my Life and Business

Lead Change Blog

On July 11, 2013, I fell and severely broke both bones in my lower left leg. Author information jeffharmon Jeff Harmon is the president of Brilliance Within Coaching & Consulting which specializes in developing principled, character driven business leaders while helping them translate their strategies into focused, actionable plans that ultimately drive business results and build healthy organizations. The story of my 2014 can only be told if I look back six months prior.

Top 10 Sales Trends for 2013

Harvard Business Review

What are the top business-to-business sales trends for 2013? However, the decision to make a major purchase is also influenced by internal politics, how the decision-makers receive information along with individual biases and personal desires. Technology Fatigue.

Editors’ Picks of the Week

Harvard Business Review

Branding Decision making Information & technology HBR editors read top posts from HBR.org. Let us know what you think @skgreen. Download this podcast.

Is Anyone Really Responsible for Your Company's Data Security?

Harvard Business Review

Protecting a company''s critical information is a value proposition. Losing that kind of information can mean a plunge in stock price and market share. So who''s responsible for information security in your company? This is a management failure, not a technological problem.

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A Better Way to Tackle All That Data

Harvard Business Review

If we accept that big data''s holy grail is, as Randy Bean says in Information Week , better, faster decisions, we have to believe that as data continue to grow in volume, velocity, and variety, making management more complex and potentially slowing time to decision, something has to give.

A Global Online Network Lets Health Professionals Share Expertise

Harvard Business Review

With guidance from Paul English, chief technology officer of Kayak, we borrowed a common tool from business — professional virtual communities (PVCs) — and adapted it to leverage the wisdom of the crowds. As of July 2013, there were 50 private communities.

IT in the Cloud Era

Harvard Business Review

IT management Information & technology Innovation An interview with Aaron Levie , cofounder and CEO of Box. Follow him on Twitter at @levie. Download this podcast. A written transcript will be available by July 8.

Yes, Managing IT Is Your Job

Harvard Business Review

Information Technology Changes the Way You Compete" was a trailblazing HBR article by Warren McFarlan back in the early 1980s. Their strategic use of information technology (IT) presaged the dot.com boom of the 1990s when the Internet made this kind of online ordering commonplace.

The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

Harvard Business Review

Perhaps the most exciting (and challenging) aspect of working in a progressive IT organization is the pace of technological change. In addition to service improvement efforts, new CIOs should also continuously review which information services are "core" versus "strategic."

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Platforms Are the New Foundation of Corporate IT

Harvard Business Review

Infrastructure and substructure support the information, processes, applications, rules, and channels that are the face of corporate IT. Standards reduce not only the amount of technology but also the risk associated with bringing new and legacy technologies together.

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A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

I''m often struck by how many articles exclusively focus on new or emerging technology and their productivity or efficiency effects. DIG is responsible for emerging technology, collaboration methods and technology (e.g., IT management Information & technology

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The Importance of Spatial Thinking Now

Harvard Business Review

Visualization is not new, and it’s much older than the “Napoleon’s March” example cited by Edward Tufte as the best information graphic. We were collecting and mapping information long before the printing press. Design Information & technology Technology

Big Data’s Biggest Challenge? Convincing People NOT to Trust Their Judgment

Harvard Business Review

Information & technology Here’s a simple rule for the second machine age we’re in now: as the amount of data goes up, the importance of human judgment should go down. The previous statement reads like heresy, doesn’t it?

How to Get More Value Out of Your Data Analysts

Harvard Business Review

Analytical business people who are ready, able, and eager to use better information and analyses in their work, as well as to work with the professionals on analytics projects. Information & technology Talent management

Data is Worthless if You Don't Communicate It

Harvard Business Review

Too many managers are, with the help of their analyst colleagues, simply compiling vast databases of information that never see the light of day, or that only get disseminated in auto-generated business intelligence reports. Communication Information & technology Managing people

How to Start Thinking Like a Data Scientist

Harvard Business Review

You’ve Got the Information, But What Does It Mean? Information & technology Managing yourself Slowly but steadily, data are forcing their way into every nook and cranny of every industry, company, and job.

You’ve Got the Information But What Does It Mean? Welcome to “From Data to Action”

Harvard Business Review

In a business-to-business context, Joël Le Bon of the University of Houston takes the question further, pointing out an often-overlooked, small-data source of useful information about your competitors’ plans and schemes: Your sales reps. Decision making Information & technology

We Can Now Automate Hiring. Is that Good?

Harvard Business Review

Another reasonable approach is to automate even more and to use technology to handle some of the more standardized tasks associated with selecting the best candidates. Hiring Human resources Information & technology

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do

Harvard Business Review

WF: One thing that McAfee talks about is the idea that people want to get their information from a human; they can be very distrustful of a computer just spitting out a recommendation. Professors and teachers will be more like coaches or tutors, rather than carriers of information.

Hiring and Big Data: Those Who Could Be Left Behind

Harvard Business Review

Soon, your MOOC performance will be sold to online recruiters taking advantage of the kinds of information that big data allows—fine distinctions not only on content assimilation but also participation, contribution to, and status within associated online communities.

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You Bought It. Does That Make it Yours to Sell?

Harvard Business Review

Consumers also have a wealth of new information sources on price, quality, and location of goods, much of it provided by other consumers and all of it available on whatever device they happen to be holding. Nunes and I, in our recent HBR article , refer to this phenomenon as "near-perfect market information." Government Information & technology MediaThe U.S. Supreme Court this week stepped into the middle of an ongoing war between content producers and their customers.

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How Nonprofits Prove Their Worth

Harvard Business Review

How General Mills Uses Food Technology to Make an Impact in Africa. Information & technology Social enterpriseEveryone agrees that social enterprises need to use data to assess their effectiveness. But precisely what data should organizations capture? How should they incorporate it into meaningful evaluations that prove their approaches work? And, how should potential funders analyze these evaluations to determine which enterprises are most effective?

IT on Steroids: The Benefits (and Risks) of Accelerating Technology

Harvard Business Review

Yet, we observed that IT projects are planned and supervised with very scant information. IT management Information & technology Technology In 1998, RIM launched the BlackBerry. A year later, the second version got a full keyboard.

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Move Beyond Enterprise IT to an API Strategy

Harvard Business Review

The focus, however, has been on protecting a walled garden of information transactions. APIs, which are specifications or protocols for how to exchange information or request online services from an organization, are already booming in online businesses.

The Building Blocks of Successful Corporate IT

Harvard Business Review

The job of Chief Information Officer has never exactly been easy. But massive disruptions in business models, technology, and the work force have been throwing up massive new challenges for CIOs and other technology leaders. IT management Information & technology Strategy

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Avoiding the Schizophrenic IT Organization

Harvard Business Review

Increasingly, business leaders are driving transformation projects in areas like digital marketing, multi-channel sales, and product-content and customer-information management, pushing the CIO and IT organization to respond in new, faster, and different ways.

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The Future of Corporate IT Looks a Lot Like Google

Harvard Business Review

More than ever, customer experiences are based on a foundation of technology and delivered to a digitally-savvy population. Each generation of technologies raises customer expectations beyond the last. IT management Information & technology Social media They tweet.

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