The DX Transformation and Implications for CIOs

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Heads of IT departments are keenly aware that the top IT job is increasingly withholding the CIO title, and the top IT executive is commonly reporting to non-traditional executives such as the CTO, COO, and even the Head of HR (CPO). I think the only variation I have not yet seen is IT reporting to Sales; every other variation seems to be in play. So what’s going on?  To answer the question without getting into […]

Fresh Reminders for Executives to Build Adaptable Teams With Common Goals

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Have you ever worked at a company where heroics of individual achievement is often celebrated more than team accomplishment?  Unless you’re the hero, it’s not very fun, and teams like this typically produce anemic outcomes.  Leaders who have learned how to keep individuals on the team focused on the “team’s goals” more than their “own” will attain better outcomes time and time again. Sports teams provide vivid examples of teams that should have won, but […]

For CIOs, Keeping Things Simple is a Key to Speed

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CIOs who possess good leadership skills and a high degree of discipline are typically quite good at running the technology department.  But good CIOs know it’s critically important that their technology capabilities stay synchronized with changes in the business too.  The pace of change seems to perpetually accelerate, and it can leave the technology department flat-footed and unable to adapt as quickly as the business requires at times.  A passion for simplicity can help.  Yves […]