Linear Thinking and the CIO

I’ve been sitting at my computer staring at the screen for a few minutes trying to come up with a topic for my weekly “New CIO” article.   While waiting for inspiration to strike (i.e., surfing the web) I took a look at my Google Analytics account and noticed that the most visited article on my … Read more Linear Thinking and the CIO

Do it or Don’t….just stop talking about it

I’ve got a few pet peeves.  Linear Thinking is one of them.  Another one is talking about doing something but never doing it. I’m not talking about ‘not following through’ on things.  That’s a performance issue and one that can be addressed with some coaching and basic management skills. What I’m talking about are those … Read more Do it or Don’t….just stop talking about it

Consultants and the CIO

This is a short one….lots going on this week. I got a lot of great feedback on a post I wrote titled “Consultants – Do we need them?“.  In that post I argue that consultants are necessary…not a necessary evil mind-you…but a necessity for modern day IT organizations. One of the lines of that struck … Read more Consultants and the CIO

Decision Speed, Performance and the CIO

Last week I wrote about “Turbulence, IT & The New CIO” and discussed the need to embrace agility and speed in order to address the turbulence that we see in business today.  In order to be agile, I mentioned the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) model for use in helping keep agility at the front … Read more Decision Speed, Performance and the CIO

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

Can you do it all? – 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. I just read a ‘call for papers’ from Cutter IT Journal with the title “The Great Recession Fallout: Will CIOs Be Elevated or Exterminated?”  It doesn’t look like they’ve posted … Read more Can you do it all? – The New CIO Series

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