Learn the unique leadership strategies of the effective, essential CIO Beyond the Cloud provides a blueprint for leadership in an era of high volatility, rapid transformation, and amazing growth. An effective CIO is essential to the successful navigation of turbulent and uncertain times, and this insightful guide gives you the actionable framework you need to execute the leadership strategies that work. Focused on the major factors that are critical to modern global enterprise, this book delves into communication, collaboration, relationships, technology, innovation, talent management, and more to provide well-rounded guidance toward principled leadership. Simple, straightforward language explains the basics of each area, and is expanded upon by real-world stories and revealing anecdotes gathered from the author's exclusive interviews with visionary thought leaders from major organizations worldwide. You get perspective from the top on established and emerging leadership strategies, helping you put these ideas to work right away. CIOs are perfectly positioned to provide the leadership required to stay ahead of the competition in complex, rapidly shifting markets. They break down walls, align resources, and facilitate collaboration to drive business value and spur growth amidst an atmosphere of hyper-competition. This guide is your practical handbook for becoming the leader that you need to be. Establish trust and cooperation across the enterprise Recruit and retain the top talent in your field Leverage new technology for continuous business growth Inspire loyalty and optimal performance from everyone on the team The CIO has never been more crucial to the enterprise than right now. With clear guidance toward the unique leadership skills the role requires, Beyond the Cloud is the foundational executive guide for transformational leaders in the new business era.
The Transformational CIO is chock full of stimulating thought leadership and useful knowledge that will help you leverage new and existing technologies to create business value, generate more revenue, increase profits and improve customer relationships in rapidly changing global markets. This book is a practical guide for senior executives seeking optimal returns on technology investments, now and in the future. Hot-button issues and essential topics covered in the book include: Vision and Organization Culture and Change Partnering with the Business The Art and Science of IT Leadership Team Building Cloud Computing Enterprise Collaboration Strategic Sourcing Executive Career Development The Transformational CIO features real-world stories and revealing anecdotes from CIOs and IT thought leaders at leading organizations as Disney, Kimberly-Clark, Kaiser Permanente, Dell, Flextronics, Wipro, Boston Scientific, Salesforce.com, General Motors, Shell Oil, Pitney Bowes, IBM, Cisco, Siemens, Citigroup, Microsoft, CVS Caremark, Frontier Communications and the U.S. Tennis Association. Written in straightforward business language, The Transformational CIO is a concise guide for staying ahead of the competition and seizing opportunities for success in a turbulent global economy.
DISCOVER THE ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES THAT DRIVE TODAY???S MOST EFFECTIVE CIOs "A new and higher level of IT leadership is required. The modern enterprise expects IT to deliver real business value and contribute significantly to revenue growth in
A must-read leadership guide for CIOs and executives whose careers depend on creating value and growth through continuous innovation Innovation is the hot topic. Everyone's talking about it, but there seems to be a lot of misperceptions about getting it done. Innovating for Growth and Value is aimed at CIOs and other technology leaders in the modern enterprise. This insider's guide to innovation presents repeatable processes, detailed methodologies, and robust frameworks for innovation and continuous transformation in today's fast-paced business environments. It provides actionable programs for developing and successfully executing profitable and repeatable innovation strategies. Focuses on specific critical areas where innovation is imperative Features real-world stories and revealing anecdotes Presents interviews from international companies such as Netflix, IBM, Cisco, Boeing, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, McKesson, Flextronics, and more Without innovation, your company cannot compete and cannot survive. So the real question isn't whether to innovate or not. The real question is how to innovate and make innovation strategies work in the modern enterprise. Thoughtfully written and carefully researched, Innovating for Growth and Value grasps the central truth about innovation with a wealth of information made truly valuable for IT leaders and CIOs.
Praise for DIGITAL DISCIPLINES "Eye??“opening, especially in terms of the multitude of possibilities it covers that are worthwhile exploring, and the dangers that could befall those who do not fully appreciate the necessities of the digital era." Fred
The aim of the research – to design a theoretical model of interconnection between school heads’ competencies development and school improvement in the context of education management paradigm shift. Problem questions: *How the areas of school heads’ activity and their leadership models are changing in the context of education management paradigm shift and, accordingly, which relevant competencies should be developed? *How should be arranged the development of school heads’ competencies seeking to ensure successful acquisition and development of relevant competencies? *What is a hypothetical model of interconnection between school heads’ competencies development and school improvement, focused on the paradigm of systemic change? The object of the research – school heads’ competencies development in the context of education management paradigm shift.
In Energy Leadership, renowned coach Bruce D. Schneider teaches how to understand the most important personal resource of all – energy, and shows how to harness it to achieve success in the workplace, the home, and in the world at large. This engaging and fast-paced story clearly explains how managers and leaders from all walks of life can use the principles of Energy Leadership to inspire themselves and others to achieve extraordinary results in whatever they do. The author provides insight into a cutting edge coaching process he has developed, which has positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of people in both the corporate and private sectors. You will learn how to: Recognize the seven distinct levels that are the key to understanding why everyone thinks and acts the way they do, in life and specifically within the workplace. Distinguish truly effective leaders from those who deplete the energy of the people around them, and specific techniques to shift energy levels to inspire peak performance. Become powerful leaders who motivate themselves and others to reach their true potential. Identify the Big Four Energy Blocks and discover proven techniques and strategies for overcoming these and other obstacles to success. Develop the ability to shift internal energy to meet any leadership challenge, and use this newfound power to inspire respect, confidence, and loyalty in others. If you always try to inspire others but sometimes feel like something?s missing, something is. Energy Leadership puts you in touch with the missing link between your ambitions and your ability to achieve them.
In this unique and groundbreaking book, business consultant and New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni turns his sights on the most important organization in our lives—the family. As a husband and the father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the discrepancy between the time and energy his clients put into running their organizations and the reactive way most people run their personal lives. Having experienced the stress of a frantic family firsthand, he and his wife began applying some of the tools he uses with Fortune 500 companies at home, and with surprising results.
With acknowledgement to Dickens''s "Tale of Two Cities", it was the best of emotional intelligence, it was the worst of emotional inelligence, it was the school of functionality, it was the school of dysfunctionality, it was the epoch of opimism, it was the epoch of pessimism, it was the season of teamwork and collaboration, it was the season of absenteeism and defiance, it was the spring of hope in the functional school, it was the winter of despair in the dysfunctional school, the functional school had everything before them, the dysfunctional school had nothing before them, the learners in the functional were all going direct to university, the learners in the dysfunctional school were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest teacher unions insisted on being received for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
It has been more than a decade since the first edition of Peter Koestenbaum's landmark book Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness was published. Since that time world events have caused a dramatic shift in how we think about our lives and our work. Now we grapple with the fundamental questions. How can we live a courageous life and manage anxiety? Is it possible to reach greater heights of ethics and responsibility? Peter Koestenbaum, the preeminent business philosopher, has been a trusted mentor to business leaders worldwide. In this thoroughly revised edition of his classic book he shares his wisdom about the fundamental nature of leadership and shows what it takes to become an exceptional and passionate leader in today's complex world. At the very heart of the book is his Leadership Diamond model—a paradigm that challenges managers to transform their thinking and approach everything with fresh effectiveness in order to reap richer results and become great leaders.
Leadership is a popular theme both in the industrial and academic world. Because of their unique characteristics, leaders influence the organization and the people in it. A manager with leadership quality can only lead the organization towards the success. In our observation it seems that some leaders are good managers and some managers are good leaders. Business needs both managers and leaders to survive and succeed. There are many deliberations and opinions about leadership and management. This study identifies three critical factors like employee empowerment, organizational transformation and organizational culture while explaining the concept of organizational synergy that impact on organizational excellence. The study indicates that Administrative Leadership Excellence (ALEx) Model is an effective model in both IT and Non-IT organizations to create organizational synergy and consequently organizational excellence. It is strongly suggested to the managements of IT and Non-IT organizations to take special interest to implement the ‘ALEx’ model in their organizations for enhancing organizational synergy that leads to organizational excellence and effectiveness.
We’ve entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation—take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage. But these 21st century methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation are only found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion and initiative within us. This is where Out Think leadership comes in. Out Think presents big ideas along with actionable advice to drive unique value and innovation in today’s chaotic marketplace. In each chapter a key idea, behavior, or mindset shift is discussed. The shift is illustrated through proprietary interviews with business leaders conducted by the author. Techniques are described to show how the shift or idea can be implemented, with real-world examples. Assessments, exercises, and actionable messaging are highlighted throughout the book. While some books address the changing economic landscape and the challenges of the creative age, Out Think is unique in the author’s unparalleled access, spanning more than a decade, to executives and thought-leaders who are, in fact, making a measurable difference. Through interviews and collaboration with these individuals, Hunter has assembled insights, stories, and actionable take-aways, with an emphasis on results that can drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations.
This book depictures the market situation and trend in the field of Swedish leadership, based on a master thesis investigating the prominent suppliers within leadership education in Sweden. It takes the reader on a historical journey and deliver a broad and professional description about the most well known concepts, refering to well known and modern theories. Furthermore it directs its focus on the dominating approach today and connects that content with the current swedish values. The authors are then analyzing the situation in an insitutional approach and the swedish situation is summed up and explored in av very deep, interesting and ciritcal perspective.
The challenges presented by business environments worldwide require managers to have a strong sense of leadership. The wealth of literature on coping and resilience lacks a fundamental theory to link coping with leadership; on the contrary, the popular cognitive resource theory of leadership states that leaders lose their cognitive skills under stress, and advocates the value of experience only in the face of challenges. LEADERSHIP AND COPING is a researched based book , it weave the relationship between leadership style and the ability of a leader to cope with the stress of uncertainty in business. It therefore discloses and advises new practical principles to assist in the development of leadership cultivation programs. It also synthesizes a modified version of the Sense Of Coherence psychometric test applicable to measure coping in business contexts.
After being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009, Herta Muller attained great prominence around the world. Commentators, especially in English-speaking countries, seemed shocked by the decision. One of the primary concerns was that Muller was relatively unknown. This work seeks to address this and other concerns by looking at reviews of her works in German- and English-language publications both before and after the Nobel Prize was awarded. This thesis analyses chronologically the reception of her books beginning with Niederungen in 1982 and ending with the reception of her novel Atemschaukel in 2009. It compares the reception of the original German text to that of the English translation; therefore only works which have been translated and published in English are discussed. While Muller's work did not top the bestseller charts, at least before the Nobel Prize, she was hardly the completely unknown author that some in the English-language media believed. This work seeks to present trends in the reception as well as provide a basis for further study of the reception of Herta Muller.
Ten years ago, The Economist told its elite readership around the world that Africa was "the hopeless continent". It expressed a sentiment that was pervasive—that Africa was economically backward with no chance of growth because of its corrupt and ineptitude leadership. Yet from time immemorial, the African concept of leadership has been that of serving others and building consensus in decision-making. This book, which has been written for leaders and managers in both corporate and public sectors, examines the concept of servant leadership in terms of understanding and applicability in the Kenyan context. The book is a well researched piece that cuts across all the sectors and it highlights the themes that are prevalent to most leaders and managers who put the interests of others ahead of their own, especially employees' interests vis a vis those of the organization. It explores the concept of service, servant leadership theory, leadership and service in the African context, and the Kenyan philosophy of Harambee.