IT project failure is an evergreen, ever-depressing topic, but here's a new spin: Projects that fail don't have to constitute a net loss if they prompt changes in attitudes about management and experimentation.
Wouldn't it be great if your team would take more initiative in making decisions without waiting for direction from you?
Auditors are on the front lines of the compliance wars, and they have seen it all.
Leadership is mostly about interpersonal skills--knowing how to build relationships and knowing how to communicate effectively. But is this still true with a highly dispersed, global workforce?
If you are one of the many CIOs having trouble connecting with the C-suite these days, the problem, according to some recent research, is that CEOs don't think you understand their issues or help solve business needs.
An age-old tip for career advancement is to dress the part even before you get it. However, advancing to the top ranks of IT leadership is more about acting the part. To prepare for the promotion you want, start demonstrating leadership in whatever role you're in, writes Amy Gallo at Harvard Business Review.
In an era of nearly constant organizational change, abundant technology choice and interdependent work, some fresh thinking is needed in IT. There are five things CIOs can do to facilitate the "new future of IT," advises Andrew Horne in a post at CEB.
A lot more organizations are planning to take advantage of telework this year than last year, and much of the growing interest is at federal agencies.
Coping with adversity. It's something POWs, kidnap victims, refugees and CIOs all learn to do to survive. On Brien Posey's very first day as a CIO, he learned that his company's executive management really didn't want much to do with him or IT, and consequently he would have to rely on himself.
When it comes to the skills most vital to enterprise performance, fewer than 40 percent of employees really make the grade, according to a study from the Corporate Executive Board.