IT Management Slideshow: How to Be a Transformative Leader

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-05-2012

IT Faces Forward

Widespread use of tech among internal/external customers means your department has emerged from the shadows to center stage.

IT Faces Forward

You Should Report to Your CEO or COO

It's the only way to ensure "front and center" positioning when leading initiatives.

You Should Report to Your CEO or COO

The Four Essential Steps of Transformation:

Define vision. Build team. Create culture of leadership. Change how people think.

The Four Essential Steps of Transformation:

Vision Must Tie to Organizational Objectives

All components of the "big plan" must take impact on business processes into account.

Vision Must Tie to Organizational Objectives

A “Restless” Mindset Sparks Transformation

At IBM, "restless" means you're not satisfied with sitting. Agility rules.

A “Restless” Mindset Sparks Transformation

Understanding the Yin/Yang Nature of IT

As a CIO, you justify spending money by proving how much it will save - paradoxical, but true.

Understanding the Yin/Yang Nature of IT

Its Not Just Out With the Old, In With the New

With IT, forcing the "next, big thing" upon organization upsets the human/cultural equation.

Its Not Just Out With the Old, In With the New

Clear Language Promotes Your Strategies

"Alignment" and "Synergy" sound like overused buzzwords, when what you really mean is "Partnership."

Clear Language Promotes Your Strategies

Working on Partnerships Delivers Dividends

When people want to work with you, they'll go to you for solutions instead of trying to avoid IT.

Working on Partnerships Delivers Dividends

The Ultimate Truth of IT Transformation is ...

... nobody really cares about technology. They care about what it can do for them.

The Ultimate Truth of IT Transformation is ...