Richard Branson’s Guide To True Leadership For CIOs

Richard Branson has become successful by being a great leader

When it comes to management, things are actually pretty easy. You have people who work for you, they need to do what you tell them to do or you’ll fire them. End of story. However, then there is that pesky leadership thing. I view management as being something that your staff does while you are … Read moreRichard Branson’s Guide To True Leadership For CIOs

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

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 … Read moreHow CIOs Can Make Sure That They Don’t Fail At Failure

4 Reasons That IT Projects Fail

I’m often puzzled by the fact that most IT departments do a very good job of the day-to-day things that we are asked to do. I mean, there is a lot that goes on in an IT department each and every day and somehow we seem to be able to get it all done. However, … Read more4 Reasons That IT Projects Fail

The CIO Has To Know What Innovation Really Looks Like

As the person with the CIO job, you are probably under a lot of pressure to have your IT department be more innovative. CEOs everywhere are telling the press that in order for their company to be successful, innovation is going to have to happen within the company. This is all fine and good, I … Read moreThe CIO Has To Know What Innovation Really Looks Like

Great CIOs Aren’t Afraid To Stumble On The Way To The Top

A quick question for you: are you afraid to fail? Would you be willing to take on responsibility for an IT department that might not be a success? I’m willing to bet that a lot of us would say “no” – CIOs who are perfect are rewarded while CIOs who fail are kicked to the … Read moreGreat CIOs Aren’t Afraid To Stumble On The Way To The Top

4 Ways That CIOs Can Start To Make Better Decisions

An important part of the job of being a CIO is the ability to make good decisions. Lots of good decisions. In fact, the ability to make more good decisions than bad decisions is arguably what allows a CIO to keep his / her job. Now the only problem is that it’s really, really hard … Read more4 Ways That CIOs Can Start To Make Better Decisions

New Name For CIOs: Strategic Execution Officer

In order to complete in a global economy that is moving faster every day, more and more firms are committing to implementing those really BIG process digitization projects. More often than not the CIO will find himself / herself in charge of not only the implementation of the new software application, but also the overall … Read moreNew Name For CIOs: Strategic Execution Officer

Why Don’t IT Alliances Work Out?

You would think that the more alliances that your company / IT department makes with other firms, then the better that they would become at making them. After all, practice makes perfect – doesn’t it? It turns out that this is not always the case. Koen Heimeriks has spent time studying 200 firms that had … Read moreWhy Don’t IT Alliances Work Out?

How To Drive An IT Department Into The Ground

You can go just about anywhere on the web or in your local bookstore and find ways to make your IT department a success. However, clearly this is not an easy thing to do when you take a moment to consider how much time that we spend trying to be successful. What’s missing from all … Read moreHow To Drive An IT Department Into The Ground