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Ten Truly Bizarre Help Desk Questions and Requests

As a CIO, you should always convey your appreciation for good help desk workers. Especially those who are capable of fielding the following bizarre employee and user questions and requests, taken from Read More »

How to Manage Skilled-but Difficult-IT Workers

As a CIO, you probably have made this observation about your tech staffers: They're not like "normal" employees. Nor would you ever want them to be-because it's their combination of quirks, curiosity and talent that makes them so valuable to your organization. During the pursuit of innovation, however, there are times when some of these team members may lapse into patterns and behaviors that... Read More »

Why CIOs Must Change Their Leadership Style

A clear majority of CIOs are redefining the essence of their leadership, according to the 2015 Gartner CIO Agenda survey report. The report, titled "Flipping to Digital Leadership," indicates that CIOs are placing less emphasis on command-and-control duties so they can articulate a broader, more... Read More »

Job Candidates Are Often Kept in the Dark

The majority of job seekers expect to hear back from employers after they apply-but most employers typically don't respond to candidates' applications, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. The... Read More »

CIOs Question Their Ability to Drive Business Growth

More CIOs are expected to provide business innovation through tech, but legacy infrastructure remains a major roadblock.

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Ten Simple Ways to Engage Your Employees

Nearly seven out of 10 workers are disengaged at work–with more than 17 percent describing themselves as “actively disengaged.” Low levels of employee engagement translate directly to attrition–something CIOs can’t afford when tech talent is in short supply. Fortunately, in a section of the recent book, “Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders... Read More »

Why Big IT Projects Fall Short of Expectations

It can get pretty rough out there for CIOs who oversee large-scale IT projects: For projects requiring more than $10 million in investment, the chances of delivering on time and on budget, while meeting all needed objectives, is just one in 10, according to research findings summarized in a recent report from The Boston... Read More »

How CIOs Can Drive Worker Satisfaction

Employees are generally happy at work–but CIOs and other managers could do a better job of offering bonuses and recognition programs, according to a recent... Read More »

Top Concerns of Today's CIOs

CIOs have a lot on their minds these days: Their CEOs and other C-suite colleagues are constantly pushing them to come up with the Next Great Disruptive Innovation, while their CFOs are telling them to keep spending in check. Their organization's employees are introducing an assortment of new devices and applications to the... Read More »

Ten Traits Effective CIOs Have in Common

There's an awful lot of talk these days about the changing role of the CIO–and that's a good thing. As the authoritative voice of the IT department, CIOs no longer are dismissively perceived as merely keepers of the infrastructure. Nor are they confined to an operational “keep the buses running on schedule” role anymore. For certain, they're actively involved with whether... Read More »

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