Opinions on Career
The message we're missing is that we need to master more than one way of listening and recognize which mode is best in a particular situation.
Adjusting to a world gone digital--and to demanding customers gone viral--is very serious business across nearly every industry today. So it's no wonder some CEOs are scooting another chair up to the boardroom table for the new chief digital officer (CDO).
In today's profit-aggressive business landscape, the arrival of a replacement CEO part way through your CIO tenure is a not uncommon possibility.
'The 'chief operating officer of IT' is the emerging dominant usage of the term CTO. It is a powerful model.
Glen found that while nearly all of the IT leaders agreed that rogue IT was widespread, they showed little interest in exploring why that was.
This is a common theme on the path to BYOD. As one CIO said to me during a panel I recently moderated, "BYOD was all along a misnomer. It really was a strategy for higher-ups who told their CIO, 'I want an iPad, make it happen.'"
CIOs, with their 5-year average tenure, are on the low end of the spectrum when compared to the longevity of their colleagues in the C-suite. CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson looks at why that is and how CIOs can last longer in the job.
If organizations would seek out the CIO's perspective when deliberating on decisions, they could reduce costs, become more competitive and avoid costly mistakes.
The fact is the millennial generation is very different in what they do, how they view the world, what products attract them and, like it was when we were young, how much the world seems to revolve around them.