CFO: Do You Know If Your Technology Is A Liability Or Asset?

The CIO is now being seen more as the right hand to the CEO. But does that mean everything the CIO contends for is worth the investment? Technology turns over every 2-3 years. How do you know if the current technology in place is a liability on your business or an asset, leveraging exactly what […]

The New Look Employee For C-Suite Executives in Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is more of a leadership challenge than a technology challenge. The demands of today have outpaced yesterday’s training. IT members need to exhibit a whole new skillset than what drew them into technology in the first place. Four major shifts require new expertise in the digital transformation arena. 1.   Perspective The new day is […]

One Habit That Undermines Leadership Credibility

Do you know the one mistake leaders habitually make that undermines their leadership credibility more than any other? Leaders who answer before listening are saboteurs. Reputation Team’s unity Own growth and development The commitment to ask questions and to seek out answers sets a leader apart. Your influence is rooted in the ability to question, […]

How C-Suite Executives Lead Digital Transformation, Part 3: Drive

Your company has untapped potential. But potential isn’t the issue. Priorities are. Sometimes, potential needs to fade. Priorities for C-Suite Executives, like how to lead Digital Transformation, must never. You have made digital transformation a priority, rallied the agents of change (Part 1), and crafted the elements of change (Part 2). Now you must drive […]

How C-Suite Executives Lead Digital Transformation and Avoid Stall Or Failure, Part 2

(This is the second part of a series – see Part 1) The Birmingham Sunday Mercury reported in December 2000: Bosses of a publishing firm are trying to work out why no one noticed that one of their employees had been sitting dead at his desk for five days before anyone asked if he was […]

How C-Suite Executives Master Digital Transformation And Avoid Stalls and Failure, Part 1

Your company is a business in transformation. It’s not about the newest technology, it’s about mission; it just so happens technology is your business and digital transformation is your future. Though most CEO’s and CFO’s didn’t rise through the ranks of tech mastery, they still see clearly the essential changes in front of them. They […]

Three Strategies For C-Suite Executives and Effective Decision Making

Let’s say you are a judge. On one occasion, you will issue pardons 7 out of 10 times. On another occasion, you will issue pardons 1 out of 10 times. Do you know what the occasion is? C-Suite Executives are faced with decisions every day. They are more than you realize. It’s not just decisions […]

How C-Suite Executives Keep Their Geeks Geeking Out Over Their Job

It seems now that everyone is a Geek. I read the other day about Concrete Geeks. Of course, you have Student Geeks and Sports Geeks and Cookie Geeks and Politics Geeks and Fitness Geeks. In other words, you have people claiming to be Geeks even if what they geek out over is pretty much the […]

The Myth of Trust, The Must of Trust and the Role of Technology

Myth: Trust is earned. Truth: Trust is not earned. Trust is granted. If I can earn your trust, then you have given away power to me. If I can earn your trust, then trust is something that can be quantified, and all I have to do is reach a goal, a standard, a 100% of […]

Five Skills IT People Must Have Before Being Considered for Promotion

In a recent article, Techie to Tech Lead, Peter Gillard-Moss confessed to the five biggest mistakes he made when assuming a lead role from his previous tech role. It’s a great article, written from lessons learned the hard way. As I analyzed the article, I found myself framing his lessons proactively: What makes a leader effective […]