10 Building Blocks for Today's Leadership

Posted : 02-12-2014

The old school system of management has gone the way of the 9 to 5 workday. Today's top organizations recognize that the rules of leadership are changing to address the ever-expanding challenges caused by disruptive technologies and market forces. The new book, The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction... Read More »

10 Tough Disaster Recovery Questions for CIOs

Posted : 02-03-2014

What's worse than having a CEO and board of directors grill you about your disaster recovery plan? Well, not having a good answer for every question, especially if they're asking after the worst has happened, as opposed to before. Given that the future of your organization (not to mention your career)... Read More »

10 Ways to Ask Great Questions

Posted : 01-23-2014

Let's face it: Most of us love great interrogation scenes in movies or TV shows. From countless detective shows to 24 to the climax of A Few Good Men ("You can't handle the truth!"), we get a vicarious rush when we see a protagonist grasp the essence of reality... Read More »

11 Qualities of a Strong Board of Directors

Posted : 12-30-2013

Remember when few people at a company ever actually saw members of the board of directors? How many of them would attend a couple meetings a year and pocket a generous sum for their time? (Nice work if you can get it.…) The recent book, Boards That Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay... Read More »

10 Questions Every Good CIO Should Ask Himself

Posted : 11-25-2013

Great leaders don't stick to their job descriptions. After all, such a mindset goes against the grain of every great achiever in the history of the workplace. However, CIOs may get so busy "minding the tech shop" that they could overlook some of less tangible but still critical roles that make for strong oversight of an... Read More »