CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The Entrepreneurial CIO Part II

Is innovation in your organization’s DNA?

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Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it. --Steve Jobs

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The Entrepreneurial CIO – Part I

Embrace a customer-focused game changer

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“This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship - the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter Drucker

 

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Are CIOs drowning in the maintenance pool?

Total cost of ownership key to IT modernization

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Last week I wrote a post titled Are you committing career suicide? that quoted liberally from Bob Evan’s recent thoughtful article in Forbes titled Career Suicide and the CIO: 4 Deadly New Threats.  In that article, Evans’ fourth deadly threat is “Surrendering to the 80/20 budget trap.” He describes

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Are you committing career suicide?

Four big things for CIOs to think about

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I recently attended an event with the CIOs of several regional companies.  During the social hour that preceded the evening’s program I engaged in a wide-ranging discussion with a number of these folks.   The discussions tended to gravitate to technical minutiae, operational problems or complaints, Rodney Dangerfield style, about the lack of respect they receive from their peers.  Several were in the budgeting process and talked of their situation more as victims than as leaders.  Now, to be fair, some of this was no doubt friends being candid with friends.

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The importance of knowing your one big thing

What have you put "in the box?"

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“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”  ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In 1985 Coca-Cola, facing increasing competition from Pepsi, decided to reformulate their classic soft drink making it slightly sweeter in order to better appeal to Pepsi drinkers.  The new product, called “New Coke” was a disaster.  It is frequently cited as one of the greatest marketing fiascos in history.

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The one thing CIOs need to know about time management

Goal and priority setting are key

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The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. - Michael Altshuler

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How CIOs can be heard in a noisy meeting.

Summarize, be substantive and engaged

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Ever sat in a meeting where you had something to say but couldn’t get a word in?  I certainly have.  By nature I am a thoughtful listener.  This is actually a good trait until you are sitting in a meeting with the heads of marketing, sales, public relations and several other professional extroverts who are all competing for “air time.”  Add to that a competitive organizational culture and you have a situation resembling dinnertime in a large family.  Everyone speaks at the same time and no sooner does one person finish than another starts.  For the thoughtful l

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