Are You A Confidant CIO – Or An Overconfident CIO?

The line is easy to cross and hard to recognize

So just exactly what does it take to be a successful CIO? I think that we can all agree that one of the key traits that the person in the CIO position needs to have is the self-confidence to deal with issues related to the importance of information technology. If we don’t believe in ourselves, … Read more Are You A Confidant CIO – Or An Overconfident CIO?

Know-It-All CIOs Are The Source Of The Problem

Know-it-all CIOs don't think that they need input from anyone

CIOs who are excited about their jobs and who are ambitious often like to act like they know everything. This kind of behavior becomes very visible to everyone that they work with. As they move on in their career, these CIOs often start to realize that, despite the importance of information technology, just how little … Read more Know-It-All CIOs Are The Source Of The Problem

What CIOs Need To Know About Negotiating Better Deals

It turns out that too much negotiating can be bad for a CIO

Let’s face it, one of the most important jobs that a CIO does is to negotiate deals. No matter if we are dealing with outside vendors or internal departments, it sure seems as though because of the importance of information technology a great deal of our time is taken up with trying to get the … Read more What CIOs Need To Know About Negotiating Better Deals