Confessions of A Successful CIO
How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business ChallengeseBook - 2014
Today's Chief Information Officers must be an entirely new breedof technology leader. With ever-changing demands from the business,and in an increasingly technology-centric business environment,CIOs must find game-changing innovations and process improvementsthat make a real impact on the bottom line. Business executivesneed their CIOs to be real partners?speaking the language ofthe business and donning their strategist caps?not justcommodity managers. Those IT leaders who fail to break out of theorder-taker, utility manager mold will, simply put, be looking fora new job.
In Confessions of a Successful CIO: How the Best CIOs TackleTheir Toughest Business Challenges , current and future CIOswill gain invaluable perspectives from the stories of today's bestIT leaders. These acclaimed leaders?each profiled in theirown chapter?explain the toughest business decision they hadto make, and how the outcome influenced and impacted theirleadership style. These in-depth anecdotes take the reader insidesome of the most challenging business climates imaginable andchronicle how these elite CIOs made the decisions thatmattered.Read detailed case studies of how some of the best CIOs havehandled their most challenging business problems Learn how the best CIOs anticipate changes to their businessand respond?before the business comes knocking Explore how these top-flight CIOs make critical decisionsaround strategy and IT to not only benefit their companies, but insome cases, to save them from becoming obsolete. Analyze their perspectives on managing people, crises andbalancing the risks and rewards of their "bet the farm"strategies
Confessions of a Successful CIO is the new playbook forlearning how to take risks, respond to crises, and create morevalue from IT. Each chapter presents a different challenge, givingpresent-day and future IT leaders the chance to examine, analyzeand learn so that they can be just as successful as the CIOsthey're reading about.