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Eight Myths About CEO Succession

With the turnover rate of CEOs ranging from 10 percent to 15 percent in any given year, you might conclude that organizations are prepared for replacing their top leader at any given moment. But you'd be wrong. The majority of companies don't really have an effective succession game plan, according to a recent article from David Larcker and Brian Tayan of the Read More »

Becky Blalock's Big Dare

Former CIO Becky Blalock reflects on her decades-long career in IT and offers advice about self-confidence, risk taking, leadership and the lack of women in IT.

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Is Your Current Position Defining Who You Are?

For most people, their job is a large part of their personal identity, but people need a professional identity that is separate and distinct from their current position.

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Execs Confronted With Worker Performance Issues

CIOs, organizational leadership and other senior executives are finding it difficult to drive their employees to peak performance levels, according to a recent survey, "Corporate Executives' Views on Leadership, Employee Performance & Innovation," conducted by Harris Interactive for Gap International, a global management... Read More »

IT Worker Confidence Remains Strong

IT employees are decidedly optimistic about their careers—as well as the future of their organizations, according to a new survey from Randstad Technologies. Their overall confidence is high, and they're more self-assured when it comes to finding a new job should they explore the open market. Fortunately for CIOs, however,... Read More »

Employee Distractions Reaching Epidemic Levels

With 24/7/365 access to the Internet and social media—not to mention a relentless barrage of incoming e-mails—employees are constantly facing challenges when it comes to workplace distractions. In fact, the average professional sends and receives 105 e-mails a day, and check their in-boxes 36 times an hour, research shows. As for social media? More than three of four workers with... Read More »

Seven All-Time Inventive Late Excuses From Workers

CIOs and other managers value accountability, and showing up for work on time remains a reliable testimony to one's sense of personal responsibility. That said, certain workers can't seem to get the hang of professional punctuality: Nearly one-quarter of employees admit to being tardy at least once a month on average, and 15 percent say they do so at least once a week, according to recent... Read More »

The Workplaces of Tomorrow Are Winning Today

For companies to flourish and become a workplace of tomorrow, they must jettison not just their legacy systems and infrastructure, but also their legacy thinking.

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10 Signs That an Employee is Going to Quit

We've reported frequently on the growing challenges that CIOs and other managers face in their talent recruitment and retention efforts. Most recently, for example, we revealed that more than one-half of hirers say they currently have positions open for which they can't find qualified candidates, and that one-third say it's difficult to retain top employees, according to a survey from Read More »

Take Our Tough Quiz About Project Management

So you think you really know your project management lingo? If so, we're going to challenge you here with a pretty difficult Jeopardy!-style quiz about the various, acronym-thick terminology used to describe important documents and tools needed to support a major project. The terms are compiled in a section of a new book, Performance-Based Project Management:... Read More »

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