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When People With Power Frustrate You: The Technology Leader's Secret Sauce To Staying Sane

Technology leaders don’t always get their way right away because of who gets in their way. Three practices will help you settle down and move forward constructively.

Joe Woodruff

In-between Transformation and Innovation: How Technology Leaders Identify and Lead Transition

Technology leaders are in an opportune moment to move business forward from transformation into innovation. But there is one critical mistake that will prove costly. Effective technology leaders know how to lead in-between movements and avoid outpacing others.

Scott Smeester

Why You Are Not Getting What You Want Out Of Executive Coaching

Executive coaching is only valuable if it is not being masked as mentoring or consulting. Great coaching will always lead you through assessment, clarity, conversation and action.

Joe Woodruff

4 Errors CIOs Must Correct To Be More Convincing When Speaking

CIOs and leaders commit four errors when speaking that fuel the frustration that they are not being heard and feed the belief that people are not interested in what they have to say.

Scott Smeester

Three Reasons The CIO Must Nail Sales

Technology leaders and marketers are “seated next to each other” at the table. Both share mindsets, points of focus and communication needs. The effective technology leader will expand their professional skills to nail sales insights and strategies.

Scott Smeester

How The CEO Is Being Misrepresented By The C-Suite

Public perception of the CEO matters, and members of the C-Suite misrepresent the CEO in subtle but daily ways.

Scott Smeester

How The CIO Can Get Ahead With The CFO: Three Shifts That Matter Now

The CFO and CIO maximize the value of their relationship when the CIO recognizes three key considerations: the common ground you share, the collaboration you need, and the communication you can have.

Scott Smeester

CIO Leadership Mastery: Three Perspectives That Will Make You Larger Than Life (no cape required)

The CIO has an opportunity to make deep impressions in the life of their company and the lives of their people. They just need to keep three things in view: the need for more, the pace of momentum and the leverage of opportunity.

Scott Smeester

Why Every CIO Needs an Advocate

Every leader needs an advocate who serves as a champion, guide and resource for each leader’s identity, success and experience of supportive community.

Scott Smeester

What Boards Don't Know Will Hurt You

We have never been in better days for the CIO to be at the table, and for the CEO to shed the burden of trying to represent the critical dynamics of technology that must influence board decisions.

Joe Woodruff

Three Dynamics For The CIO To Improve Any Office Relationship

Office relationships don’t need conflict resolution. It won’t work. Some say ‘cart before the horse’ but I say you need the right environment before you do the right things. Three dynamics create the environment needed for healthy office relationships, and these three alone will improve any relationship: affirmation, acceptance and advocacy.

Scott Smeester

What the CIO Needs To Know About Office Politics

Too many CIOs know how to win in the realm of technology but then lose in the arena of political leverage. I’ve learned 7 insights that help me come out on top. The first is to engage it, not avoid it. What follows are the rules of engagement.

Scott Smeester