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Top IT leadership is all about strategy, but there are as many perspectives on what makes things work as there are leaders. Here are just a few

Carla Rudder writes in The Enterprisers Project, "For most challenges businesses face, there's usually more than one solution to explore. Rather than getting bogged down in analysis paralysis, leaders typically rely on tried and true strategy tips and advice to guide them to the next step in the right direction.

Recently, finalists in the 2022 National CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards each shared a piece of advice they had collected over their careers. We've rounded up the eight best quotes on strategy below. Read on, or download the complete quote book for advice on leadership, soft skills, career development, strategy, and more..."

Top Business Needs Driving IT Spending Today
InformationWeek, July 21st, 2022
Cutting costs alone won't save the company in times of economic crisis. So, what will?

"Inflation, rising interest rates, tumbling stock prices, pandemic hangovers, changing consumer habits, the Great Resignation, and a pending recession all add to the pressure on IT to cut costs," opines Pam Baker in InformationWeek.

"But options are limited, and decisions are hard. Take inflation, for example, which is just one of the challenges that chief information officers face right now. According to Robert Naegle, a Gartner analyst, CIOs only have three possible responses:..."

Delivering on the promise of sustainability will require CIOs to work in close collaboration with other executives to identify the technologies that will help their company achieve its ESG goals.

Diana Bersohn writes in CIO, "As technology continues to take a larger role in corporate sustainability practices, CIOs can play a key role in driving both business value and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. In fact, creating and implementing a comprehensive sustainable technology strategy must now be the core mission of a purpose-driven CIO..."

5 Ways Fear Can Derail Your Digital Transformation Strategy
The Enterprisers Project, July 18th, 2022
The biggest obstacle to successful digital transformation isn't about technology - it's helping users overcome their fear of change. Consider these expert tips

"What could go wrong with digital transformation?" asks Steve Prentice in The Enterprisers Project.

"You might think the main problems would spring from something technical such as a bug, a virus, or maybe incompatibility. Seldom do we think about the people who are expected to use these tools - but they may be the most dangerous part of your new digital infrastructure. That's because, with humans, fear is in control..."

Making the transition to the top IT leadership post can be an overwhelming leap for many. Setting yourself up for success begins with listening.

"Congratulations, you've been promoted to CIO!" says Christina Wood in CIO. "Hopefully, you are well prepared for to succeed in making the leap, ready to lead your team, gain the trust of your peers, represent the IT team effectively to upper management, and be a star player at the next board meeting.

None of this is easy, though. And while all the mentoring and coaching you have received along the way can help, not every IT leader knows where to begin when taking the helm. By way of offering a playbook for new CIOs, I asked veteran CIOs and tech leads for advice on how to get this right from day one. Their advice might also help improve your chances of getting that promotion to CIO - if you aren't quite there yet..."

4 Tips For Leading Remote IT Teams
The Enterprisers Project, July 21st, 2022
Hybrid work can be the best solution for everyone if it's managed well. Consider these tips to keep your teams challenged and productive

"In my decades of experience," writes Mark Angle in The Enterprisers Project, "the move to remote work has been one of the most difficult challenges I've faced. A fully remote workforce is tricky to sustain, and while having your team all in one room is great, I believe that a hybrid of remote work and thoughtful, regular in-person collaboration is the best long-term solution for everyone.

Leading a hybrid workforce: 4 tips

To help my fellow tech and IT leaders navigate this evolved work model, below are four tips for building and leading a hybrid workforce..."

IDC predicts intelligent automation will be critical in meeting the demand for enterprise intelligence.

Jennifer Hamel writes in IDC, "The realm of intelligent automation continues to expand as enterprises look to connect information systems and process automation to improve overall enterprise intelligence. Automating knowledge work and decision environments requires a breadth of technologies and addressing broader challenges across data, processes, and people..."

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