Is Tough Talking The New Correct Way To Communicate?

December 14, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!When you are at the office, how do you interact with people? I suspect that in your office there are smart people, dumb people, nice people, and not so nice people. You probably grin and bear it – you try […]

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Could Your Personal Gender Bias Be Playing A Role In How You Evaluate People In Your IT Department?

December 7, 2016

If I asked you if you had any bias, I’m pretty sure that you’d think for a moment and then say that no, to the best of your knowledge you are basically an unbiased person. This is good news, but unfortunately you are probably incorrect. It turns out that we all have some bias in […]

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What If CIOs Didn’t Have To Manage?

November 30, 2016

The job of a CIO is to manage the IT department. There are a lot of different parts to this job; however, one key one is the management of the IT department staff. As we all know, this can be a tricky thing to do well and it can end up taking up a lot […]

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Friends Should Not Help CIOs Make Hiring Decisions

November 16, 2016

No, hiring someone is probably not something that you do every day of the week. However, when you do do it, considering the importance of information technology it is a very important task. You really need to pick the right people to join your IT department if you want to keep its performance high. This […]

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CIOs Need To Understand That Reviews Come With Risks

November 9, 2016

As your company’s CIO, one of your jobs is to evaluate the performance of your direct reports as it relates to the importance of information technology. How you go about doing this and how often you do it have been the subject of much debate over the past few years. However, I think that we […]

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How CIOs Can Make Sure That They Don’t Fail At Failure

November 2, 2016

I’m pretty sure that I’m not only speaking for myself when I say that I really, really don’t like failing at something. Yeah, yeah – I’ve heard all of the sayings like “fail often, fail fast”, “embrace failure”, “learn from your mistakes”, etc. That does not make failing any easier. I’d much rather forget my […]

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The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

October 26, 2016

I suspect that by now just like most CIOs you have heard a great deal about the promises offered by cloud computing and if you have not already taken the plunge and dived into cloud computing, then at least you have a plan to do so in the near future because you understand the importance […]

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Just Exactly How Do You Get Started With Big Data?

October 19, 2016

The world of IT is often filled with buzz words that draw the attention of CIOs because of all of the discussions that surround these new words. Right now, “big data” is one such buzz word. that everyone is saying is critical to the importance of information technology. As a CIO you may have been […]

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Do Great CIOs Need To Learn How To Be Humble?

October 12, 2016

As the CIO you feel as though you are in charge of your IT department. What this means for most of us is that we need to continuously be showing everyone that we are the person in charge. Since we’ve been asked to lead the IT team, we need to be filled with self-confidence and […]

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When Mentoring, CIOs Should Look Outside Of Their Own Firm

October 5, 2016

As though being the CIO is not a big enough job just by itself. Now we remember that there is that whole mentoring thing that we really should be doing. When we remember to mentor, we generally grab somebody from our company’s IT ranks and then spend some time with them teaching them about the […]

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