Topic: leadership development

Building the Leadership Skills that Matter

Are certain leadership competencies more or less important in the current economic climate? What are the most important leadership skills in the coming years? Read On>>

Leadership 101

This presentation provides an excellent primer on leadership.

CIO Leadership Skills

This research paper examines the role of the CIO and leadership skills required to deliver business value. The research reveals what leadership means to IT professionals by highlighting the skills/capability/competency they believe are critical to the success of the CIO role. The research uses Quinn’s Competing Values Framework on a sample of public sector CIOs.

CIO Leadership Lessons: 56 Things That Matter

Strategy is an engine-less car. The engine of any organization is its people empowered by a leader. So, work on an IT Strategy but if you want one that will work, read this list of pointers, provided by Tom Peters, to “create a “winning strategy” that is inherently sustainable.” The first advice? Learn how to say “thank you.” And then, measure the number of times you say it in a day!!

Servant Leader: Is the Servant the Master?

This EXCELLENT presentation provides an introduction to the theory of Servant Leadership. It starts with the history of the theory and then takes you through the key concepts, and finally to its practical application. MUST READ!

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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