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Staying the Course As a Cio - How to Overcome the Trials and Challenges of It Leadership (Hardcover)

Jonathan Mitchell

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Hardcover. STAYING THE COURSE AS A CIO: HOW TO OVERCOME THE TRIALS AND CHALLENGES OF IT LEADERSHIP The shelf-life of a Chief Information Officer can be shockingly short. Few survive in post for more .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 232 pages. 0.472. Bookseller Inventory # 9781118968871

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Title: Staying the Course As a Cio - How to ...

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

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Edition: 1st.

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STAYING THE COURSE AS A CIO: HOW TO OVERCOME THE TRIALS ANDCHALLENGES OF IT LEADERSHIP

The shelf-life of a Chief Information Officer can be shockinglyshort. Few survive in post for more than a few years.  Moreoften each falls prey to insurmountable problems and their careerscome to a sharp and ignominious end. In this book, a global CIOwith over thirty years of experience in major corporations examinesthe main reasons why this happens. Readers will understand whichtypes of issue can cause problems for an IT Leader and moreimportantly, they will learn strategies of how these problems canbe minimized or even avoided.

IT is often seen a technical backwater, but it is a disciplinewhich has the capability to add massive value to an organisationwhether it is in the private or the public sector – providedof course it has the right leadership doing the right things.

Aspiring IT Leaders will need to deal with a common set ofrecurring trials and challenges. These include:

·        Overcoming the challenge of managing diverse and conflictingstakeholders

·         How todeal with large and complex projects

·         Makingsense of software and how to handle the rapidly changing technologylandscape

·         Knowingwhen  to outsource and how to get the best out of anoutsourcing partner

·        Harnessing the intellectual power of consultants to help you meetyour goals

·         And lastbut not least, how to develop a set of strategies that are alignedwith your corporate goals and then make sure your resources areproperly targetted so that the IT function generates maximumpositive impact for the enterprise.

For IT professionals looking to fully integrate their functioninto the enterprise, 'Staying the Course as a CIO’ is avaluable source of practical advice, all based on realexperience.

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Becoming a Chief Information Officer, a Senior Vice President orperhaps even a Chief Digital Officer in a large organisation isseen by many—quite rightly—to be the very pinnacle ofachievement in the world of Information Technology. Today, anincreasing number of IT leaders have become Board or Executive Teammembers in their companies and almost all of them exert high levelsof power and influence. Unfortunately, however, the tenure of thesecorporate rainmakers is often shockingly short.

IT managers face many challenges which can prevent them frombringing the transformational power of IT to bear. Whether it isembedding the IT department in the corporate strategy, marketingits capabilities, managing projects and budgets, or maintainingrelations with the rest of the company, nothing is easy. Failing inone or more of these areas can lead to a very short shelf life forany IT Leader. In Staying the Course as a CIO: How to overcomethe trials and challenges of IT leadership, leading CIOJonathan Mitchell examines the typical issues which can afflict theIT function, and offers practical advice on managing themsuccessfully. IT managers and information officers will be giventools and strategies to enable themselves and their departments torealize their full potential.

Coverage includes:

  • Overcoming the challenge of managing diverse stakeholders withconflicting interests and requirements
  • How to deal with large and complex projects
  • Making sense of software and how to handle the rapidly changingtechnology landscape
  • Knowing when to outsource and how to get the best out of anoutsourcing partner
  • Harnessing the intellectual power of consultants to help youmeet your goals
  • Developing a set of strategies that are aligned with yourcorporate goals and then targeting your resources properly, so thatthe IT function generates maximum positive impact for theenterprise

For IT professionals looking to maximise their career potential,and fully integrate their function into the enterprise, Stayingthe Course as a CIO is a valuable source of practical advice,all based on the real experiences of a highly respected CIO.

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