Gone are the days of IT Managers, now CIOs are being called business leaders. So, what is the difference between a "manager" and a "leader?" In my opinion: a team that performs above its capability because it is willing to die for the cause.
How easy is it to create such a team? What does it take to have highly motivated team members? You are probably going to spend a lot of time pondering these questions if you want a rock solid foundation to your own career because those who are not will probable justify the title "Career is Over."
Fortunately, there is a lot of research focused on this topic. This discussion goes in-depth making the connection between leaders and teams that go the extra mile:
- What is leadership?
- What are the different leadership styles?
- What is motivation?
- What is commitment?
- How does commitment lead to retention?
- What are the different types of organizational structures?
- How does leadership drive employee performance?
CIOs can make changes to their own leadership styles to drive better performance from their teams. Excellent Read!