Are all CIOs leaders or followers? Does it matter where the CIO sits in an organisation to be a leader within that organisation? Can you learn to be a CIO Leader? These are questions that I have heard for a long time in my career. As a seasoned CIO I ask myself them constantly – am I a leader or a follower? The answer is not easy as it depends on your personal journey through the professional career you have chosen and within the context of the organisations you have worked for. In some organisations I was a leader, in others I was a followers while in others I was both – schizophrenic or what!
Category: Career & Profile
Being a CIO is tough! Business needs change, and we sometimes find ourselves in transition. It’s okay, and it is statistically inevitable. Don’t sweat it. It is a gift you won’t believe!
Yesterday I talked about some of the cultural and strategic matters a company needs to get right before going global. Once those are taken care of, it can begin tackling the legal and technological issues at hand.
The global marketplace is quickly becoming a more integrated environment where individuals and businesses collaborate in real time across multiple geographies. This is possible today because of new innovations in technologies and the ability to work seamlessly in virtual space. The development of cloud technologies, as well as the availability of on-demand solutions, knowledge workers, and equipment resources, makes it possible to operate as a global player in a growing marketplace.
The world is increasingly becoming a global village and the relevance of information technology is becoming more profound each passing...
Do you find yourself frustrated by ‘the business’ not ‘getting it’? You might be an Angry CIO, and you might be making matters worse.