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Confidence Declines Among IT Workers

Overall confidence among IT workers has slightly declined over the last quarter, according to the most-recent Employee Confidence Index from Randstad Technologies. When broken down, the findings send a mixed message to CIOs and other managers: Fewer tech professionals believe the economy is getting stronger, and many sense that less jobs are available. But an increasing percentage of IT... Read More »

Unlocking Your Employees' Creativity

Employee creativity produces many of the innovations that result in a competitive advantage. Creative talent, therefore, is a corporate asset, and one that must be nurtured and developed.

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You Need to be an Emotionally Aware Leader

As we enter a new era for IT organizations, our next generation of leaders will have to embrace the idea of emotionally aware leadership.

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How I Solve Problems

The process for solving a problem in the workplace often involves diffusing the situation, correctly defining the problem, and controlling any variables that might impact the outcome.

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Email Dominates Workers' Lives

The majority of U.S. employees feel compelled or obligated to check their office email accounts during their off-hours, according to a new survey conducted for GFI Software by Opinion Matters. While this may sound par for the course within tech department circles, CIOs who support work-life balance may want to know that a significant number of professionals check their accounts "in real... Read More »

How Experts are Made

It's one thing to emerge as a highly respected authority on technology and business within your own organization. To take this to the next level, however, a number of CIOs establish themselves as in-demand industry experts, thus expanding upon their professional profile and career opportunities. And the wealth of experts out there aren't blessed with some kind of special super power either;... Read More »

IT Hiring Forecast Heats Up

CIOs and other managers are planning on boosting overall staff size for the second half of 2014, with IT emerging as the hottest sector for increased headcount, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. In fact, the tech industry will expand hiring at a significantly higher rate than it did this time last year, outpacing financial... Read More »

CIOs Should Be Their Company's First Customers

SunGard Availability Services CIO Gary Marshall discusses being an end user-centric CIO, IT's value proposition and why CIOs do or don't get fired.

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11 Traits of Successful IT Leaders

CIOs arguably sit on an organization's hottest seat: Every user and stakeholder depends upon daily access to productivity-boosting IT tools. And the C-suite looks to you as the authority on new solutions which will advance business goals. Meanwhile, you must not only impart a sense of tech expertise, you have to understand IT professionals as well. With this in mind, we're... Read More »

Great IT Leaders Must Be Great Connectors

If you want to be a Digital Renaissance Man or Woman, you must be a world-class connector of people with different backgrounds, disciplines and world views.

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