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How Tech Leaders Make Or Break Their Influence With One Skill

We think that influential leaders are the ones who have the best to say. It turns out, it’s the ones who have the best to ask. And asking the right questions is a skill not often or easily mastered, especially by those who think they already have it down.

Scott Smeester

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

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

Avoiding The Savior Complex: How CIOs Help Leaders Of Business Face Reality With Three Powerful Questions

Leaders look to IT as a Savior. CIOs know better than to live in that shadow, and they ask three powerful questions to help business leaders face reality and effectively allocate technology resources.

Joe Woodruff

The Main Reason CIOs And IT Leaders Will Resolve The Talent Gap

Great leaders are multipliers. And you must be; it’s not just the company that needs you to do so, it’s your country and your legacy that needs you to do it.

Scott Smeester

How CIO Leadership Becomes A Cut Above The Rest

The Cut-Above CIO is a leader who understands the differences each of his key leaders bring to him, and knows how to chart a course with them that is unique to their ambition.

Joe Woodruff

The One Question That Determines Your CIO Leverage: Are You Setting The Pace Or Settling In Place?

CIOs who leverage their leadership embrace five pace-setting qualities: They are opportunity-focused, certain enough, influence minded, network established and resource savvy.

Scott Smeester

How Creative CIOs And Their Teams Increase Productivity In Hybrid Work Settings

CIOs and their team must have creative moments to be productive. Too often, those creative opportunities are crowded out. Three key practices will restore and increase productivity.

Scott Smeester

A Different Perspective On Executive Boredom And New Life

Boredom is an executive experience. It is also a sign. Before you are quick to escape it, step back and look at it. One of three things may be at work more than you think.

Scott Smeester

How CIOs Tamed 2021 And Set Up 2022 To Be A Breakout Year

CIOs handled 2021 in exceptional fashion. It’s because they know a secret, because they know who they are and what they have up their sleeve.

Scott Smeester

Four Checkmarks That Will Save Your IT Career

The one thing CIOs and technology leaders can’t get away from is the need to deliver. Today, that need is overwhelming. The answer to overwhelm is four essential dynamics that keep leaders well-ordered and able to work above the overwhelm.

Scott Smeester