CIO Skills

The Inspirational Leader

One of the key responsibilities of a leader is the motivate their team. Fail to do this and your mission fails. Succeed at this and you get ordinary people do extraordinary things. I consider this skill to be a foundational skill of leadership because motivated employees not only perform better but also have a better attitude that propels those around them into a higher performance orbit. Not to mention the massive benefits of employee retention etc.

CIOs must pick up this skill if they want to transform themselves into business leaders. There is no way around it!

Toward that end, this week, we are referring you to an excellent discussion on inspiring people – why does it matter, how to do it, and what results it can produce for you

e-Book: The Inspirational Leader

Value Driven CIO

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Chief Information Officers (CIO) are expected to add value. So, is there a profile of a CIO who adds value (versus one that does not!)? The authors' research delves into the&nbsp;factors governing a CIO's ability to drive and deliver value. Excellent read for a CIO who wants to re-tool and become value creating CIO.

CIO Performance Assessment

This presentation introduces a framework to assess the performance of information technology managers. The author develops this framework leveraging other leadership assessment frameworks but tailors it for use with IT Managers (CIO, CTO, VP etc.). The approach is applied and results discussed.

What is the Future of the CIO Role?

<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">There are forces at play that might fundamentally change the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) – a better understanding of strengths and weaknesses of the current CIO role, the need for a business focused, strategy driven leader of the IT function, the advent of game changing technologies such as cloud computing and smart phones – so this research explores both the factors driving this change and their impact on the CIO role and IT Organization.</span><br />

CIO on the Move

This presentation charts the course for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role – to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) or maybe even the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? How does this evolution in the CIO role occur and what does it take? Here is the opinion of a CIO.

The Role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

This paper discusses the role of the chief technology officer (CTO) as a technology focused leader who applies their technology skills to products, services and processes. The history of the CTO role is presented and its responsibilities detailed – by a CTO.

Strategic CIO

A CIO makes the case for the strategy focused Chief Information Officer (CIO). Increasingly, CIOs are being tapped for long term strategic business transformation initiatives – at the same time maintaining their day job of keeping the lights on in the IT shop – so a CIO has to be on the look-out for these opportunities or they might not foresee these business-changing opportunities inspired by strategic technology innovations. The resulting implications on their career are not very promising.

CIO Effectiveness

What are the variables that affect a chief information officer’s (CIO) effectiveness? What attributes define an effective CIO? This research study explores this issue to help a CIO understand what it will take to become successful in their role.

The Role of the Government CIO

A series of articles on the role of the government chief information officer (CIO) discussion is led by serving government CIOs.

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