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  • CIOs Adjust to Enterprise Tech as a Fashion Statement

    The state of enterprise tech has moved from company-centric to user-centric, and IT leaders -- faced with fickle consumer-business users -- must learn to understand 'the need' not 'the ask.'

    Written by Tom Kaneshige10 June 14 07:02
  • 11 project management tips for setting and managing expectations

    Project management experts discuss the best ways to set, manage and adjust expectations to ensure that projects don't veer off course - and they suggest what steps project managers should take if they do.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff18 Feb. 14 13:46
  • How IT leaders can empower teams to become decision-makers

    Most managers want their team members to be more proactive when it comes to making decisions. IT Team leaders at any level can use a 'Tree Decision Rights' model to identify different types of decisions and then work with their team members to empower them to take on more decision-making responsibly.

    Written by Bob Kantor06 May 13 18:47
  • How entrepreneurial IT leaders can impact revenue

    Entrepreneurial IT leaders can offer unique insight, capability, experience and corporate leadership to the business. They are innovation-oriented and in an economy with uncertainty, they can find new methods for starting and sustaining revenue growth.

    Written by David R Soley16 April 13 13:25
  • CIOs talk about staying strategic

    It’s the bête noire of C-level managers the world over — too often, it’s easy to be pulled into the morass of day-to-day issues at the expense of strategy. If the role is predominantly operational, fair enough, but being forced into operations when you were hired to be strategic (or vice versa) is frustrating for everybody involved. So how do CIOs balance operations and strategy? Aligning the departmental business plan with the organisation’s strategic plan is an obvious starting point. Beyond that, however, CIOs have developed their own methods of staying strategic.

    Written by Georgina Swan08 Aug. 10 09:00
  • Experience Base: Starting a New Team

    The thrill of booting up a team never gets old for Steve Finnerty, Applied Materials' vice president of IT and vendor services and a mentor in the CIO Executive Council's Pathways leadership development program. Good thing. The 40-year IT veteran and former CIO for Kraft Foods, Johnson Controls and JM Huber has headed up no fewer than three big new teams in as many years since joining Applied Materials, the world's largest supplier of manufacturing equipment to the semiconductor, display and solar photovoltaic industries.

    Written by Stephanie Overby19 March 10 06:26
  • Peter Drucker as Life Coach: Book Shares His Wisdom

    Most people think of Peter Drucker as a business visionary, and for good reason. Drucker, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated posthumously this month, was a renowned management professor and consultant, retained by some of the biggest and most powerful companies, including General Electric, Procter & Gamble and IBM. He was also a prolific writer, having published 39 books on management and penned a column for The Wall Street Journal for 20 years, in addition to writing for Forbes, Fortune, The Atlantic and other leading publications.

    Written by Meridith Levinson06 Nov. 09 07:05