The Essential CIO: Insights from IBM’s Global Chief Information Officer Study (2011)

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Bob's blog entries “Capitalizing on Complexity: Insights from the [2010] Global Chief Executive Officer Study” IBM Institute for Business Value innovating with technology for organizational success technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscap the challenges and opportunities from increasing complexity The Essential CIO: Insights from IBM’s Global Chief Information Officer Study (2011

What Executives Should Know About Digital Currencies

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Bali and the “Wanna Be” Digital Nomad

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There is nothing like escaping the winter of Melbourne, Australia, for the warmth and relaxation of Bali. The beaches, the rice terraces, the mountains, the beautifully kind people, the food, the vibe – there are so many reasons to make Bali your next holiday destination.

Hyperautomation is Already Here, Bringing with it Hyperdisruption

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I don’t want to scare you, but the status quo is a death sentence. Most modern organizations are run using systems and strategies that will seem almost comically outdated a few short years from now.

The Great Resignation: How to Proactively Address the WorkQuake Now

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Be Proud, but Never Satisfied

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Once you’ve made some big plays and delivered on key milestones, the journey doesn’t end; you need to prepare to come back stronger. Being proud but never satisfied is an attitude. It’s a mentality where you always strive to do better.

The key to re-building confidence in leadership in 2022

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Even the most progressive organisations are struggling to develop the impact of their midlevel leaders – their B-Suite – at the moment. As a result, these organisations have increasing issues with engagement, succession planning, performance or change.

SOPHISTICATED RESEARCH? Whip out your abacus, slide rule, and walking shoes.

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In reference to this, does anyone who has access to a computer or a reasonably recent mobile device really yearn for the “good old days?”

How to Set Your Wealth Goals

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Why an Inclusive Work Environment Should be Important to Every Business Leader

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The importance of an inclusive work environment is on the minds of many leaders today. Exclusionary behaviors are dangerous for a business, with the impacts extending from dysfunctional workplaces and difficulties with recruitment all the way to serious legal issues.

New to International Real Estate? Real Estate Attorney Explains How to Navigate These Markets

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Do You Want A Thought Leader’s Perspective on Vision?

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Less Talk, More Workplace Change Needed to Keep Top Employees

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Business leaders have touted a welcoming return to the office and new diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Now, they need to convert words to action with a better workplace experience – or risk losing their best employees.

Want to Build Wealth? Here’s How to Get Started

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Millennials have been struggling to generate wealth when compared to previous generations, with the average Baby Boomer holding up to 7x the wealth of Millennials at the same age. Add in the pandemic, and financial futures of “the unluckiest generation in U.S. history” are grim.

CEOs: Difficult customers can improve your business

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The Danger of Success: CEO Syndrome

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The biggest danger facing an accomplished CEO isn’t another lockdown, competition or technological obsolescence.

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Turkish Airlines & Turkish Cargo Rise to the Top Amid Coronavirus Pandemi

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For more than a year, the global aviation industry has faced its greatest crisis to date and in 2020, it suffered the heaviest losses in history.

It’s Time to Talk about Race at Work: Six Key Ways to Start Having Conversations about Race and DE&I

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Want to Sell More Homes? It’s Time to Work on Your Real Estate Brand

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While moderating somewhat due to rising interest rates and other factors, the real-estate housing sector continues to generate record sales — particularly in certain pockets throughout the country, including cities in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and California.

Why the great resignation can be stopped with a great conversation

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Everyone who knows me, knows I reject ‘The Great Resignation’ – it’s a million-dollar catch-phrase, but it’s quite dangerously misleading. This is not a great resignation – which suggests that people have made a sudden decision to do something dramatic that we didn’t see coming.

How to Choose a Reliable Partner for Offshoring

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Reshaping Leadership

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New data-driven capabilities are breaking down barriers between formerly siloed business units, flattening out management structures and streamlining production processes, prompting many firms to redraw leadership roles and responsibilities, according to information-technology executives, industry analysts and management consultants. Blogs Business Coaching Current Affairs Leadership Memes Science Web/Tech What is Work life agile management chief information officer Companies Equifax Inc.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11/26/12)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Complete Executive Karen Wright Harder Than I Thought Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell HR Strategic Project Management SPOMP Leon M. Hielkema INTERVIEWS Matthew E. May: Second Interview, Part 1, by Bob [.]. Bob's blog entries "Does Management Really Work?" "How

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How to Lead Massive Change: An Interview with Lockheed Martin CIO Sondra Barbour

Next Level Blog

Sondra Barbour is the chief information officer and senior vice president of enterprise business services at Lockheed Martin. She’s a company veteran and change leader who has taken on increasingly responsible positions over the course of her career. I spoke with her recently about what she’s learned along the way. Some of the highlights from our conversation include: Leading Massive. Click headline to continue.

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Is Your C-Suite Working As A Team?

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This is a great example of where the chief marketing officer needs to work closely with the chief information officer and possibly the Customer Services Manager so that the front, middle and back office systems all converge to deliver a seamless customer experience. In the VUCA world in which we now operate many businesses have become more agile, networked and team centric in order to respond to the challenges of more competition and digital disruption.

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How to Evaluate Whether You Made an Effective Career Decision

Lead Change Blog

Tom made a major career decision 3 months ago: he decided to leave his position as chief information officer at a large manufacturing firm to become an entrepreneur and start a company to provide software that helps manufacturers improve the quality of their manufacturing process. He made his choice after talking to his friend Dave, who left his chief technology officer position in a high-profile manufacturing company to become an entrepreneur six months ago.

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5 Leadership Lessons: The Velocity Manifesto

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As a leader], you—not the IT department, nor the VP of IT, nor the chief information officer (CIO)—must understand, drive and be accountable for how technology is structured in order to reach the strategic goals of the operation….Technology In today’s high-velocity environment, Scott Klososky believes you need to understand how to guide your organization in the implementation and usage of technology—in short, how your organization “does” technology. [As

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Target’s Fall Guy: Is Your Board Prepared?

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Others say, the breach came through the magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card which stores data and personal information. Personal and private information found its way into the hands of those who have no reason to possess it and are motivated by objectionable ambitions. Rather it indicates a true technologist in the form of a Chief Technology or Chief Information Officer. By Patricia Lenkov. Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

A Six-Second Six Pack? Really, Now…

Marshall Goldsmith

Don, our CEO, has been hearing some serious grumbling about Bill, our Chief Information Officer,” she groaned. Recently, I found myself channel surfing on a Saturday morning. I was amazed by the number of ads/infomercials I saw about getting in shape! Here are some of the phrases I heard: “Six-second six pack”. Easy shaper”. Incredible – a miracle!”. “It It feels terrific! Let us show you how easy it is!”. Turn your flabby abs into that sexy six pack!”.

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A WUP Upside The Head: 1.5

Steve Farber

You were the chief information officer of Maritime and Son?” I said CIO, not chief information officer. I was the clear insight officer, is what I was. Chapter 7. Cam just about swallowed his tongue. he asked incredulously. “No, No, sir, I was not.” “But But you just said…”. “I Really, Buck, do I look like the type?” And here came the rippling, deep laughter that I loved so much. “I

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In Defense of Meetings

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Douglas Merrill, the former Chief Information Officer at Google reveals that one reason behind the free food is that it encourages Googlers to sit down, interact with others outside their department and share what they are working on, what problems they’ve encountered and what counsel they can give to others in the Googleplex. No one is a fan of meetings anymore.

To Create Radical Outcomes – Make Sure Every Output Has A Purpose

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For example, a salesperson for a large technology business, who is accustomed to orchestrating deals with a Chief Information Officer (CIO), would head into the first call thinking about how to have a conversation about the CIO’s role, challenges, and pressures she is facing, so that she finds value in the conversation and agrees to another meeting to explore how his company can help her.

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Digital Media and the Future of Your Leadership – Video

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So, I’m sitting across from the Chief Financial Officer of a major organization and he’s going on about the next director he plans to fire. As the Chief Information Officer for the organization, it’s my unfortunate responsibility to support his behaviors. Yet, he’s the Chief Financial Officer of a major organization. I just consume vast amounts of information about leadership.

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Turning Those Flabby Abs Into That Sexy Six-Pack

Marshall Goldsmith

“Don, our CEO, has been hearing some serious grumbling about Bill, our chief information officer,” she groaned. I don’t watch much TV. But on a recent Saturday morning, I found myself channel-surfing for about 15 minutes. I was amazed at how many of the ads were about getting in shape. Here are some of the exact phrases I heard: “Six-second abs.” ” “Easy shaper.” ” “Incredible — a miracle!”

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Leaders Need to Work the Diagonals

Next Level Blog

One of the leaders I interviewed for the new edition was Avon’s Chief Information Officer, Donagh Herlihy.    Here’s some of what he said about his diagonal leadership strategy: I’m very informal… I build relationships and trust with peers, but I also like to know their people up and down the organization… I have lots of different informal data points. 

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How Companies Say They’re Using Big Data

Harvard Business

” Survey respondents included Presidents, Chief Information Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, and Chief Data Officers representing 50 industry giants, including American Express, Capital One, Disney, Ford Motors, General Electric, JP Morgan, MetLife, Nielsen, Turner Broadcasting, United Parcel Service, and USAA. Laura Schneider for HBR.

Big Companies Are Embracing Analytics, But Most Still Don’t Have a Data-Driven Culture

Harvard Business

The actual respondents are changing somewhat from the first surveys: It has always involved a high proportion of C-level executives responsible for data, but this year chief data officers are 56% of the respondents, up from 32% last year. Only 12% of firms in the 2012 survey had even appointed a chief data officer. PASIEKA/Getty Images. For six consecutive years NewVantage Partners has conducted an annual survey on how executives in large corporations view data.

Smarter Marketing: The New Partnership for the CMO and CIO

Harvard Business Review

As technology expands the way that marketing is understood, led, and practiced, there are exciting new opportunities for Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Information Officers to drive growth by collaborating and transforming their organizations.

How to Lead in High Turbulence – 5 Lessons from the Tunisian revolution

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I was asked to be Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies. To strengthen our teamwork, we got out of the office and did outdoor team building exercises. We led the fight against terrorism, redesigned the higher education system in the country, formulated a five-year strategic plan for “Digital Tunisia,” created a “country chief information officer” role that reports directly to the Prime Minister.

How Senior Executives Stay Passionate About Their Work

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Leaders like Ellyn Shook, the chief leadership and human resources officer at Accenture, actually carry around “dumb phones,” which don’t have any apps and can’t send or receive email. Jim Fowler and Jeff Smith talked about peripheral vision in relation to the chief information officer role (Fowler is currently CIO at General Electric, and Smith was formerly CIO at IBM).

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Your Biggest Cybersecurity Weakness Is Your Phone

Harvard Business

In our Tech Pro Research survey of chief information officers, technology executives, and IT employees, 45% of respondents saw mobile devices as the weak spot in their company’s defenses. Educating upper management is a different task for information technology executives. Back up information to cloud services, and store as little as possible on the device. Mobile devices are one of the weakest links in corporate security.

Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically?

Harvard Business

With the emergence of new information technologies, corporations can now amass and analyze unprecedented volumes of unstructured data — the data created by humans, such as the text contained in company documents, email, instant messaging, and social media. Today’s technology can gather all relevant information on the matter and present a complete analysis so that management can respond effectively and in a timely way. Potter Stewart, justice of the U.S.

More Training Won’t Reduce Your Cyber Risk

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Joint Chiefs of Staff, advises ? Most importantly, the training can help leaders be much more effective in overseeing chief information officers (CIOs), and chief information-security officers (CISOs). With training, leaders can make more informed tradeoffs between purchasing the most convenient, accessible, and affordable technology (the CIO role) and keeping that technology and a company’s critical data secure (the CISO role).

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