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Challenging Requests Without Burning Bridges Or Making Enemies

You can’t do it all, at least not in the timeframe others want you to do it in. There is a better answer than citing backlog - one that educates as well as protects you and your team.

Scott Smeester

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January 25, 2024

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July 13, 2023

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Scott Smeester

Why Information Firms Fall Short And What Successful CIOs Know To Shore Up

Intelligence Firms like Gartner have their place, but they alone may not best serve your purpose or be the first place to look. What must have first place in your leadership is a community of peers who get behind your purpose and bring practical answers to your pressing needs.
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April 7, 2022

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Scott Smeester

How CIOs and CEOs Navigate The Hype And The Hope Of Citizen Development, Part 2

The answer to talent gaps, backlogs and shadow IT is Citizen Development. It’s not a fad, it’s a movement, and one you must lead and shape to resolve challenges you still face and will face more of in years ahead.
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April 22, 2021

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Scott Smeester

Why Women Must Rise As Technology Leaders

We need more women in technology leadership roles because of the strength that comes from how they have been shaped and what they have overcome.
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March 11, 2021

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Scott Smeester

How We Got the Question Wrong: Does the CIO Need to Report to the CEO?

For years now, we have debated to whom the CIO should report. The options are few, but it doesn’t matter. The question was wrong. Fix the question, and the answer is obvious.
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April 13, 2020

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Scott Smeester

Essential ACTS of Effective CEOs and CIOs: Security

Crisis and remote work endanger all the security precautions you have in place. Your employees are your best line of defense. Teach them to give PAUSE and implement these 5 daily but effective practices.
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February 17, 2020

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Scott Smeester

Essential ACTS of Effective CEOs and CIOs – Part 3

Adoption of technology is now in the fabric of how you operate. Best practices of leveraging technology require a shift: strategic initiative, high-impact outcomes, implementation wisdom, financial justification and training completeness.
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