Turbulence, IT and The New CIO

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. I just completed reading The Upside of Turbulence: Seizing Opportunity in an Uncertain World. Great book.  Go buy it…the link above is an affiliate link or just go grab one … Read more Turbulence, IT and The New CIO

Goals, Priorities and The New CIO

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. It as if we’re more hearing about businesses doing more with less. In the world of IT, you definitely hear this.  Budgets are slashed or frozen.  Layoffs are happening.  The … Read more Goals, Priorities and The New CIO

Links for July 26 2009

“None” is Not a Social Media Strategy by Chris Curran on CIO Dashboard Web 3.0 Is Coming – Are CIOs Ready? bt Dr. Jim Anderson on The Accidental Successful CIO Blame storming – one of the signs of weak management by Mark McDonald on BLT: Business Leadership and Technology “Social Learning” Will Be a Core … Read more Links for July 26 2009

So you want to be a Change Agent?

I was recently reading Dagmar Recklies’ article titled What Makes a Good Change Agent? and started thinking about some of the people that I know who are good at change…and some who completly destroy any opportunities for change. In the article, 15 Competencies are listed that a good change agent should have.  These competencies are: … Read more So you want to be a Change Agent?

Beware of the Linear Thinking Trap

One of the most visited posts on this blog is titled “The Problem(s) with Linear Thinking“.   That one post makes up for a good amount of monthly visitors from people doing a google search for ‘linear thinking‘.  Do that search yourself and you’ll see that post in the top 3 (if not #1). Why is … Read more Beware of the Linear Thinking Trap

You’re doing it wrong!

You’re doing it wrong! I hate when people tell me that. Who are they to tell me how to do something? OK…OK…there are times when ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ make sense. Driving a car. Flying a plane.  Connecting electric lines. Things like this do have right and wrong ways. If I’m taking a picture, who’s to … Read more You’re doing it wrong!