Are you avoiding risk or managing risk?

I just read a great article over on the Mckinsey & Company blog titled “Building a bridge from CMO to CIO” where Matt Jauchius, EVP and CMO of Nationwide, describes his approach to working with the CIO of the company.    I encourage you to jump over there and read the article…there’s some great advice to help the CMO … Read more Are you avoiding risk or managing risk?

Choosing the ‘right’ KPI’s to manage IT

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. The Enterprise CIO Forum currently has two articles having to do with Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). The first, titled The Magnificent 7: KPIs to help IT perform better by Myles Suer, has a nice run-down of what Myles believes are the top 7 KPI’s for  improving the performance of IT … Read more Choosing the ‘right’ KPI’s to manage IT

A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar…

A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar… …except…they aren’t in the same bar. They made plans to meet at Good Time Charlies on Monday.   You know – the CMO and CIO are best friends now so its time to go have a few drinks together, right? They agree on a time and … Read more A CIO and A CMO walk into a bar…

Are CIO’s missing the “O”?

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Think about the CIO’s that you know…or…if you are a CIO, take a hard look at yourself. As we all know, the CIO acronym stands for Chief Information Officer….but do we really know what the ‘Officer” means?  Do we really have CIO’s? In most organizations, there’s a CIO … Read more Are CIO’s missing the “O”?

To manage it, measure it…but don’t destroy it in the process

I’m a big believer in the mindset that you’ve got to measure it to manage it. If you can’t measure something, its very difficult to manage that ‘something’.  If you want your websites to load faster, you need to know what ‘fast’ means and have something to compare past, present and future measurements too. You … Read more To manage it, measure it…but don’t destroy it in the process

The Little Black Book of Leadership – a book review

Last week the author of The Little Black Book of Leadership, Todd Dewett Ph.D., contacted me to say hello, complement me on my work here and offer up an electronic copy of his book. I receive variants of this type of email quite often.  Most are from agents and PR folks trying to get a … Read more The Little Black Book of Leadership – a book review

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