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When Tech-Leaders Face Career Stall Or Role-Rut

Career stall and role-rut are within your ability to move forward from. Tech-leaders who keep growing are intentional to develop personal, relational, positional and vocational areas that make them better professionals, better leaders, better executives and better experts.

Scott Smeester

The Four Essentials CIOs Employ To Perfect The IT Brand

IT is a brand, whether you know it or not. You are regarded by others, and eventually compared to other departments. The CIO is the Brand Marshal, and there are four essentials you must employ to perfect your brand and to stand out from the rest.

Scott Smeester

When Culture Is Overrated: How CIOs Dare To Call-Out The Giant of Culture

Too many leaders believe they have a culture problem when they don’t. Here is how to identify the false narrative of culture, call out the one-dimensional giant it has become, and take back the power true culture can have in your company.

Scott Smeester

How CIOs Overcome Irresponsible Use Of Technology Within Their Company

Not everyone approaches responsible use of technology like IT does. The CIO overcomes irresponsible use by approaching the challenge from the inside-out, from what they can do to what they must get others to do for them.

Scott Smeester

How Leaders Maximize Outside Input And See Results Overnight

Most sources of outside input end up as waste. The CIO is more valuable than that; your velocity and capacity of growth depend on the source of influence. A well-led peer advisory group will give you the results you need in the time you need it.

Scott Smeester

Why CIOs Quit, and When a CIO Should Never Quit

CIOs quit for legitimate reasons. They should also never quit in three specific seasons. Knowing when to quit and when to not is the art of leadership.

Scott Smeester

The CIO and the 2021 Environments for Success and Growth

The CIO must transform from recent hero to effective leader. To so do, shape six crucial environments: collaboration, customer experience, remote work, change management, security sensitivity and executive posture.

Scott Smeester

The CIO, 2020 Vision and 2021 Mission

You chose to invest yourself in what matters; people just found out how much you matter.

Scott Smeester

3 Shifts a CIO Must Master In Order To Provide Value

You always have been more. Your love of what technology has longed for others to see its value. That day is here. But you must make some shifts, and you can’t wait to be invited to make them. You must demonstrate your value, or the thing you always knew technology could do will be entrusted to someone else.

Joe Woodruff

One Habit That Undermines Leadership Credibility

Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

Scott Smeester

The Once And Future CIO

Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

Scott Smeester

Why You Must Remember That You Are Unmistakable and Unforgettable

It is a unique and defining quality of executive and C-suite officers. Though you have leaders throughout your company, only a few can bring all the parts into a whole. Your calling in this regard is unmistakable. Your influence in this becomes unforgettable. Your employees want three things from you.

Scott Smeester