The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

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The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership Martha Heller bibliomotion (2013) The CIO “for all seasons” Rather than one paradox, as this book’s title suggests, Martha Heller rigorously and eloquently examines several separate but related paradoxes: Cost versus Innovation, Operations versus Strategy, Futurist versus Archivist, IT and Business Paradox, Accountability versus Ownership, Recruiting, […].

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A gloomy picture of how business perceives CIOs

Crossderry Blog

I followed and commented on this Forrester article re: CIO/business perception , which Dan Muse (@dmuse) of CIO.com posted on LinkedIn. Filed under: PMO Tagged: business alignment , CIO , CIO career development and career paths , CIO issues. PMO business alignment CIO CIO career development and career paths CIO issues

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3 Ways to Survive Your Current Job, Featured at CIO Online

ReImagine Work

A version of this post ran originally at CIO online, October 14, 2016. The post 3 Ways to Survive Your Current Job, Featured at CIO Online appeared first on Mary Schaefer, empowerment authority, coach & trainer for those in engineering, scientific & IT-related positions.

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3 keys to improve your employee engagement, featured at CIO online

ReImagine Work

A version of this post ran originally at CIO online, August 19, 2016. All Posts As Seen On Manager/ Employee Communication CIO communication connection culture engagementHave you seen headlines like these? “5 ways to boost employee engagement with video.”

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Great example of value of architecture governance (RT @mkrigsman #CIO #entarch)

Crossderry Blog

Filed under: PMO Tagged: architecture , CIO , Michael Krigsman. PMO architecture CIO Michael KrigsmanMichael Krigsman received a lot of good feedback on his post about getting IT and business together. The second point was top of mind as we’re standing up new and improved architecture governance. A basic governance checklist can catch the type of folly Michael describes.

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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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Cloud Benefits: Ready for Business, part1

2020 IT Leader

Digitally Confident CIO Cloud Technology View PointsCloud Benefits Business and have gone mainstream. Find out what are the key applications, benefits and remaining challenges.

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Do You Know How to Get Real Feedback?

ReImagine Work

This post originally ran at CIO Online, Sept. All Posts As Seen On Leadership CIO coaching skills connection listening“Mary, give me some feedback.”. This is from Lydia, my favorite coffee shop manager, who I visit on a daily basis. She asks me this three to five times a week.

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Why CIOs Make Great Board Directors

Harvard Business Review

According to Korn Ferry unpublished data, there has been a 74% increase in the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards in the past two years. Only 31% of Fortune 100 boards currently have a director who is a CIO, even though technology is at the core of every business today. As Sheila Jordan, CIO at Symantec and director at FactSet, put it, “All companies are technology companies today. ” How should boards incorporate a CIO director?

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One Way to Be the Change You Want to See in Your Life

ReImagine Work

I didn’t want to be that person — the one who… Click here to read the rest of this article in my column at CIO Online. All Posts As Seen On Survive & Thrive career change management CIO empowerment self-development

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What To Do When They Don’t Respond

ReImagine Work

She reminded me… Click here to read the rest of this article in my column at CIO Online. All Posts As Seen On Survive & Thrive career CIO communication

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How to Get Helpful Feedback From Your Boss

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran in my column Navigate the Workplace at CIO Online on March 31, 2016. All Posts As Seen On Navigate the Workplace career CIO communication empowerment feedback performance self-developmentIt happens all too frequently.

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Experiment-Learn-Apply-Iterate: My Life Motto

Mills Scofield

CEO CIO CXO Talk Control Culture Innovation Leadership Strategy Thank you Vala Afshar & Mike Krigsman for all you do for so many! Including taking the time to do CXO Talk , the Huffington Post blogs and now this great slideshare !!! I am so thankful for you!!

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7 Ways to Remain Relevant & Deliver Value

Mills Scofield

CIOs CXO Talk Culture Enterasys Extreme Networks Innovation Leadership Networking Strategy Vala Afshar Value So many incredible thanks to Vala Afshar for a great Huffington Post piece about my guest appearance last Friday, November 8th , for CXO Talk !

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4 Essential Lean & Agile Books

2020 IT Leader

Digitally Confident Agile Business Value CIO Lean Lean IT Learn from those Essential Lean IT & Agile Books A list like this is subjective of course; I found a good criteria though: people I introduced to those Lean IT & Agile books explicitly engage in further conversations or take actions to apply those practices. That’s a good sign it’s worth sharing! 1-A bit […] The post 4 Essential Lean & Agile Books appeared first on 2020 IT Leader.

Win the War for Talent by Improving Employee Experience

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran in my column Navigate the Workplace at CIO Online on January 27, 2017. All Posts As Seen On The Prohuman Workplace CIO culture dignity employee experience engagement talentEmployee experience — it’s similar to employee engagement.

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One Way to Be the Change You Want to See in Your Life

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran on the CIO online site on December 15, 2016. All Posts As Seen On Survive & Thrive career change management CIO empowerment self-developmentI was a young professional on one of my first big business trips.

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Should Your CIO Be Chief Digital Officer?

Harvard Business Review

CIOs who do great things in leading IT soon gain extra responsibilities. By helping business leaders to improve their businesses, the CIO becomes an obvious candidate to fill any open role that involves technology, process, or strong governance. Is your CIO ready for a CIO-Plus role?

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12 Tweeters to watch at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit

2020 IT Leader

Digitally Confident CIO Events Lean IT Here is a list of 12 great people I’ll be following as I won’t be able to join the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit this week in London. Have a great time there!

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CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT

Harvard Business Review

The CIO paradox is a set of contradictions that lies at the heart of IT leadership. Many CIOs have buckled under the CIO paradox, while others have managed to be effective despite it. The CIO In Crisis: What You Told Us. The Metamorphosis of the CIO.

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It’s called human resources for a reason

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran on the CIO online site on April 27, 2015. All Posts As Seen On cio compassion culture dignity human resources humans at workYou keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Lean IT Leadership: Top 10 lessons from Mike Orzen

2020 IT Leader

Anticipate & Build for the Future CIO Kaizen Lean Lean IT Technology Transformations Video

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 9/30/13)

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Shawn Hunter The Wisdom of Titans: Secrets of Success from Entrepreneurs Who Rose to the Top William Ferguson The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership […]. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Out Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes G.

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The Dangerous Tension Between CMOs and CIOs

Harvard Business Review

However, a survey just conducted by Accenture Interactive (see The CMO-CIO Disconnect ) points to a downright unhealthy relationship in many C-Suites which can do nothing but damage to firms. Already, CIOs and CMOs spend more than 30 percent of their respective budgets on technology.

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IT Cannot Be Only the CIO's Responsibility

Harvard Business Review

Just look at what most do: They appoint a CIO and give him or her a budget and a mandate to get on with it! So what can a CIO be held responsible for? What is clear is that they are not the sole responsibility of the CIO. CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT.

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Why delivering feedback is a two-way street

ReImagine Work

A version of this post originally ran in my column on the CIO online site on June 30, 2015. All Posts As Seen On cio coaching skills communication listening performanceWe know it’s important to present feedback so others hear you.

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The CIO as Corporate Psychic

Harvard Business Review

Those are the kinds of questions that CIOs get all the time. Most CIOs don't like being cast in the role of corporate psychic, but there's nothing they can do about it. CIOs should mingle with vendors, customers, users, technologists, regulators, venture capitalists, and academics.

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CIOs: Scenario Planning Can Save Your Job

Harvard Business Review

It''s the rare CIO who applies scenario planning to the business of IT. As CIOs strive to provide more strategic value, scenarios can offer a tool to help facilitate business transformation. Google''s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great.

Are We Asking Too Much of Our CIOs?

Harvard Business Review

It is all well and good — and true — to say that the role and mandate of the CIO are expanding. But too many organizations are stretching their Chief Information Officers (CIO) too thin. Today''s CIOs must learn to balance all of these personas.

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Why curiosity is key to managing conflict

ReImagine Work

All Posts As Seen On cio communication management performanceWhen I train people on coaching skills, one of my favorite discussions is about the value of expressing keen interest in your coachee.

How CMOs Can Work with CIOs to Gain Customer Insight

Harvard Business Review

In fact, recent research [PDF] conducted by the CMO Council, suggests that this process should start with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO). But given that today's CMO is often the main connection between the consumer and the company, a strong relationship with the CIO can allow her to leverage technology to better understand those customers. When CMOs and CIOs collaborate, the relationship puts the business at a competitive advantage.

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Steve Jobs and Apple: A Rare Life in Rare Photos

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Bob's blog entries "Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it" Advertising Age BNET's Wired In blogger Erik Sherman New York Times Magazine Chief Executive CIO Insight Facebook Fortune Inc. On his last day as CEO, Steve Jobs announced that “Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it.&# That may be, but with the passing of the torch to former COO Tim Cook, it’s safe to say that an era is over.

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John Mattone: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Albert Einstein AMACOM Babson College Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville CEO Magazine CIO magazine CLO Magazine Columbia University Fast Company FedEx Inc. John Mattone is known among leaders of Fortune 500 companies as a cutting-edge thinker in the areas of leadership and talent management.

Was Steve Jobs a Good Decision Maker?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tom Davenport for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * The world continues to honor and mourn Steve [.].

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The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

Harvard Business Review

Managing this rapid change and fostering innovation while "keeping the trains running on time" is the primary leadership role required of any CIO, new or old. These are core tenets that all CIOs need to hold close. Google''s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great.

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The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Harvard Business Review

Our research, conducted in partnership with Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CEB (formerly the Corporate Executive Board), Intel, and TNS Global, finds that corporate leadership has lost confidence in the CIO as a strategic partner and views IT as a commodity rather than a difference-maker.

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Today's CIO Needs to Be the Chief Innovation Officer

Harvard Business Review

Enterprise IT as we have known it is rapidly becoming obsolete, and the traditional role of the CIO is increasingly irrelevant. Therefore, the CIO''s role must shift from protecting and defending the status quo to embracing and extending new innovative capabilities.

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How CIOs Can Change the Game

Harvard Business Review

The findings are sobering: almost half of CEOs view their CIOs as out of step with the business and about the same percentage think IT should be a commodity service, purchased as needed. It was an enlightening conversation with business strategy guru Gary Hamel , Newport News Shipbuilding''s CIO Leni Kaufman , and Walgreens'' CIO Tim Theriault, with HBR editor Angelia Herrin moderating. My view is that the CIO facing three dilemmas.

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Compensation and Class Warfare

Lead Change Blog

Career Development Leadership Development AFL-CIO blame CEO class warfare compensation employees employment greed recovery salary self-employment VictimPosted in Career Development Leadership Development I recently interacted with someone on Google+ related to a post showing “average CEO pay in the US” compared to other nations. It stated flatly that the pay was 475 times the pay of the average worker. So I questioned the source.

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Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

But it should be the CIO''s job. It''s time for CIOs to move beyond their roles as chief technology officers, and embrace the name with all of its implications: Chief Information Officer. CIO''s have never broadly achieved their destiny. CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT.

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