Luck and The New CIO – or what I did on my vacation

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. My wife and I took a vacation last week.  We spent 7 days in two of the most exciting and beautiful places on earth – Yellowstone National Park and the […]

The New CIO Series on hiatus…for a week

Hi all – I’m on vacation enjoying the wonderful scenery in Yellowstone & The Grand Tetons…I’ll be back next week for a new article in The New CIO Series

Five (bad) Lessons for 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. There’s lots of articles, books and posts about how to be a good CIO and/or good IT leader….many you’ll find on my blog under my The New CIO series (shameless […]

Leading by saying No – The New CIO Series

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. So you want to be a leader?  Great..hope you get there.  Will you be willing to do those difficult jobs a leader has to do? Will you be willing to […]

The Dangers of Hidden Talent – New CIO Series

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. Do you know the full capabilities of your team? Sure…you know what their resume’s said.  You think you know their backgrounds and their experience…but do you really know your team? […]

Agility 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. Are you agile? I’m not talking about the Agile development methodology…I’m talking about BEING agile.  Are you able to deliver what your organization needs (with less resources)? Build it….or they […]

Values 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. As a follow-up to my Goals, Priorities and The New CIO post last week, I wanted to take some time to talk about Values and how they play into the […]

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 […]

Innovation 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. Innovation. That’s a powerful word.  It can conjure up many feelings and thoughts, but does the word mean anything to the CIO and/or the IT Group? Do most IT organizations […]

Project Success and Failure 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. Earlier this week, I listened to an interesting webinar hosted by Michael Krigsman and led by Chris Curran.  The topic of the webinar was the CIO’s role in success or […]