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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The 7 Habits of Highly-Performing CIOs

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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. All Posts As Seen On Survive & Thrive career change management CIO empowermentIt doesn’t really matter what phase of your career you are in.

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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. The post 3 keys to improve your employee engagement, featured at CIO online appeared first on Mary Schaefer, empowerment authority, speaker, coach & trainer for those in engineering, scientific & IT-related positions. All Posts As Seen On Manager/ Employee Communication CIO communication connection culture engagementHave you seen headlines like these?

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Iridius Capital Is Headed Back To The Office ? Founder And CIO G.S. Jaggi Shares How And Why

CEO Insider

License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article Iridius Capital Is Headed Back To The Office – Founder And CIO G.S. Jaggi, known as “Jaggi”, is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Iridius Capital, a real estate firm based in Tucson, Arizona. Jaggi and Iridius Capital invests in real estate across all major real estate asset classes and has acquired or developed $1.5B of real estate since 2011, giving their team a front-row […].

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

To find out, IBM interviewed 3,018 CIOs, spanning 71 countries and 18 industries. Public and private sector CIOs described both the challenges and opportunities from increasing complexity. How are technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscape? They shared how they are innovating with [.].

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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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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Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development beliefs CIO Magazine compromise principles valuesPosted in Leadership Development I didn’t get the memo. Did you? You know, the one that says compromise is negative and should be avoided? Somewhere along the line, compromise (defined by Merriam-Webster as a settlement of differences by consent reached through mutual concessions, one of those “playing well in the sandbox” skills my mom taught me) got confused with [.] Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive.

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. One day the café was a little quiet, so I asked her what inspires her to asl. Let’s all listen closely to the role model leader at my coffee shop.

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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. – Inigo Montoya, character from the movie, The Princess Bride. It was a great day when the personnel department changed the name on the door to human resources. Then came the hard work of making good on the implications of that change.

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-developmentYou want to eliminate an unhelpful habit, address a hot-button issue or negotiate a change at work. You find yourself hesitant and don’t know where to begin. There’s no substitute for firsthand experience, like this one.

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What To Do When They Don’t Respond

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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 communicationIt can be frustrating when you’re waiting for a response from someone, and they’re not meeting your self-selected timeline. You may need an answer, but don’t make things worse in the process. A friend of mine has started dating again. She had a first date.

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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. When I was an HR manager employees would talk in my office at performance appraisal time and ask me how to interpret this feedback from their bosses. Just keep doing what you’re doing.”.

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How CIOs and CFOs Can Transition to New Finance and Budgeting Processes That Support Innovation - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

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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. It includes perks and casual Fridays, and also how performance reviews are run, and the quality of the working relationship with the boss. How do you do employee experience?

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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. I was attending a weeklong deep-dive professional development session on my own. The hotel where I was staying was imposing. The pillars in the lobby seemed like they went on forever. Was there even a ceiling?

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Why delivering feedback is a two-way street

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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. You want them to leave the conversation hopeful about going forward with something to act on. It’s also important to not blurt everything out at once. Humans can only take in so much at one time–thus the importance of two-way interaction.

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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. To put a finer point on it, a successful communicator expresses a keen interest in the coachee’s thinking. Communication is a two-way blah-blah-blah. Communication is derived from the intention “to commune,” i.e. to interact. Thus my frequent use of the two-way street analogy.

Experiment-Learn-Apply-Iterate: My Life Motto

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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 ! As usual, it''s so much fun to ''hang'' with Vala and Mike mixing profound insights with laughter. Here''s Vala''s view of our episode.

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Should CIOs Be Compliance Cops?

Harvard Business Review

So she asked her CIO if he could test that software out. The CIO said that he could, but that he'd want sign-off from the corporate counsel first. They asked their CIO to set up a "key word/key phrase" filter to identify and track the language they didn't like. The CIO acquiesced. They asked the CIO to give them a snapshot of employee social media behavior outside the firewall. The CIO. The CIOs I've listened to are really struggling with this issue.

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 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. So CIOs should avoid relying on just one source, no matter how well respected, and widen the range of events they attend. CIOs should mingle with vendors, customers, users, technologists, regulators, venture capitalists, and academics.

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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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Was Steve Jobs a Good Decision Maker?

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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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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.

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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The Metamorphosis of the CIO

Harvard Business Review

Tomorrow''s businesses will have a very different make-up, and the CIO must lead the charge in the face of these changes. The Rise of the CIO. CEOs don''t think CIOs understanding the business , and how to apply IT in new ways to benefit the business. CIOs must become aware of the changes in the business world and the enterprise and how these changes are affecting the roles in the C-suite and their own leadership role.

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7 Vastly Overrated Business Books

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CIO Computer Gaming World Funny Business Gartner Geoffrey James Wired Houston Industries Jack Welch Lucent Men's Health Rackspace SellingPower Suzy Welch The CBS Interactive Business Network the diseased notion of the "heroic CEO" who singlehandedly causes a company to be successful The New York Times Business Wisdom of the Electronic Elite The Tao of Programming there is no panacea for good management Winning

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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. Some CIOs become CIO-Plus-COO or CIO-Plus-Head of Shared Services. In the book, The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value , Richard Hunter and I coined the phrase CIO-Plus.

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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. To begin to mend the CMO-CIO relationship, it''s important to understand the source of each side''s frustrations. The CIOs believe the marketing teams often do not understand — or appreciate — data integration or IT standards.

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Business lessons to be learned from a video game, Angry Birds

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Management: Tasks CIO magazine Drucker Exchange (DX) Drucker Institute at Claremont Business University especially of business. Here is another excellent article featured online by the Drucker Exchange (DX) within the Drucker Institute at Claremont Business University. To check out all the Institute’s resources and sign up for a free online newsletter, please click here. * * * Peter Drucker liked to call himself a “social ecologist,” so perhaps he’d have been intrigued [.].

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5 Ways to Know When to Let the Tiger Out

Leadership Freak

A CIO with an SP… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success Extraordinary strength in a person with a strong personality (SP) is a potent opportunity for advantage or destruction. Don’t dial back your strong personality. Choose when to let the tiger out.

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Apple’s Success Secret: It Makes Mistakes All the Time

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Bob's blog entries Adam Lashinsky Advertising Age Apple believes in making a lot of mistakes internally Apple’s MobileMe service Apple’s start-up nature Apple’s Success Secret: It Makes Mistakes All the Time BNET BNET newsletters Chief Executive CIO Insight Erik Sherma Fortune Fortune Magazine Inc. Here is an article written by Erik Sherman for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network.

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. In working with these successful CIOs over the years, I have found that they all share a common set of practices, philosophies and approaches. We are in the midst of a computing renaissance, when all CIOs will need to raise their game and master this same set of practices.

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The Four Personas of the Next-Generation CIO

Harvard Business Review

Five years ago, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) were on top of the world. However, a global recession and the inability of CIOs to deliver on business value have tarnished their status. Today's CIOs are under pressure to deliver on requests for innovation, cost reduction, connectivity, and a growing demand for business intelligence. Consequently, the role of the CIO will evolve. One CIO can deliver on all four roles this by upgrading his or her skill sets.

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? This raises the fundamental question as to whether a CIO can really be held accountable for something that will only emerge when their colleagues step up to the plate. What is clear is that they are not the sole responsibility of the CIO. CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT. The CIO In Crisis: What You Told Us.

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.

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. IT, perhaps more than any other individual function, faces mounting uncertainties that affect how the CIO''s organization is run, but also how well the organization as a whole adapts to a more technologically enabled future. Google''s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great.

When Employees Are Using Software That IT Hasn’t Approved

Harvard Business

CIOs need to move their departments away from control and toward orchestration. 32451 1585 109980

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When Employees Are Using Software That IT Hasn’t Approved

Harvard Business

CIOs need to move their departments away from control and toward orchestration. IT Technology Digital Article

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