It’s critical to get a good start when stepping into the CIO role. Consider several measures when you shape your course. A McKinsey Quarterly Business Technology article.
Tom Haak's insight:
1. Start the first 100 days before your first day 2. Clarify and strengthen your mandate 3. Build relationships with business unit executives and agree upon priorities 4. Understand the upside and downside 5. Develop the plan 6. Build your team 7. Rally the IT organization 8. Demonstrate leadership through visible results and actions 9. Continue your personal journey
Those are the findings of an exhaustive study that asked 64000 people in 13 countries to identify qualities they want in those at the top. Here one of... (Why I want to work at Vertex Inc. Their culture is collaborative.
In his book, Gamestorming, Dave Gray along with co-authors Sunni Brown and James Macanufo share more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. They have identified tools and techniques from some of the world’s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace. One of the very quick (20 minutes or less) and incredibly helpful games included in the book is creating an Empathy Map as a tool for Design Thinking.
Knowledge can only be volunteered, it can’t be conscripted”. But is the same true for collaboration? If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge?
Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills blogs.hbr.org (blog) Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on Amazon.com focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: the relationships between leaders and followers.