Having the CIO job is tough. Because of the importance of information technology, the company expects you to be able to accomplish a great deal. The world in which you work, IT, is constantly changing and it can be quite difficult to keep up with everything that is going on. This is why you need … Read moreJust How Important Are Good Managers?
Let’s say that you’ve built up a great team of IT professionals to run your IT department. They must all be happy and are planning on sticking around for a long time, right? The answer to this question is “no” and there are some very good reasons why your best workers maybe preparing to tell … Read moreCIOs Need To Know Why Their Best Young Talent Is Leaving
One of the most important jobs that a CIO has to do is to manage the people that work for him or her. I’d like to be able to tell you that all of those people are going to be start performers. However, that’s not the case. Where a CIO can run into real problems … Read moreWhat CIOs Need To Do About Bad Apples In The IT Department
When I’m working with new CIOs I often run into the buddy / boss problem. It’s perfectly understandable that any person newly placed into a CIO position would like to establish a positive relationship with the people in the IT department that they are managing. This is all well and good, but it’s all too … Read more2 Rules For Being A Better CIO Boss
CIOs understand that they are responsible for conducting performance appraisals with their team every so often. What many CIOs don’t realize is that they are also responsible for what comes next: coaching… What Is Coaching And Why Do You Have To Do It? Coaching is not managing. Instead, it’s a two-way activity in which you … Read moreCIOs Need To Play The Role Of Coach If They Want To Win The Game
With a little luck, every CIO realizes that they are only as good as the people that they have working for them. What this means is that they need to be a good boss if they want to be successful. This leads to a critical question: how good of a boss are you? It turns … Read moreCIO’s Overestimate How Good Of A Manager They Are