Business Leadership: Hiding in Plain Sight

Business Leadership: Hiding in Plain Sight

In recent years, we’ve seen more and more articles on the importance of leading versus managing—or “leading from the front.” While there can be some value in a hierarchical approach, our experience working with IT organizations has shown there are better ways to achieve sustainable success. Identifying Leadership In every organization, there are unrecognized leaders. They may own service lines, manage business functions, or even […]

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IT Leaders Can Learn From Post-Brexit England

IT Leaders Can Learn From Post-Brexit England

Theresa May wasn’t a huge fan of the Brexit. That’s why she might be the ideal Prime Minister to lead it. The current affairs in England and the EU have me thinking about the importance of clarity in any massive transformation. In my experience working with IT organizations, I’ve observed a fundamental relationship between the desire for change and the capability to effectively see it […]

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The Value of an IT Strategy: How to Deliver Meaningful Results

The Value of an IT Strategy: How to Deliver Meaningful Results

As enterprises embark on the path to digital transformation in hopes of becoming more responsive and proactive, business leaders are recognizing the need for IT strategy. However, even with a strategic initiative in place, most IT organizations fail to effectively execute and/or deliver the desired results. In either scenario, IT executives often struggle to demonstrate the value technology brings to the business across the enterprise. […]

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The Technology of Consensus

The Technology of Consensus

More often than not, business leaders tell us that their IT organizations don’t deliver what’s needed—or when it’s needed. At the same time, IT feels pressure to satisfy everyone in the company—and ends up pleasing no one. Either way, initiatives fail and everyone is dissatisfied. The reality is this: Demand for IT solutions will always be greater than supply. It’s true even in sophisticated organizations […]

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The Changing Role of the CIO

The Changing Role of the CIO

Recently I spoke at the Evanta CIO Conference in Dallas, talking with Randy Sloan, the CIO of Southwest Airlines, about the transformation of the Technology function from “cost center to value creator” in a journey he has led over the last three years. But I spent most of my time listening to a number of other speakers and influencers: Ed Dolanski (CEO of Aviall), Mike Rawlings (Mayor of Dallas), Kevin […]

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