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CIO Business Skills: How CIOs Can Work Effectively With The Rest Of The Company! [NOOK Book]

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What does it take to be a successful CIO? Studies have shown that the average CIO only holds on to the job for roughly 4 years – what can you do to have a longer career? It turns out that the answer to this question is simple: you need to find ways to work with the rest of the business.

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CIO Business Skills: How CIOs Can Work Effectively With The Rest Of The Company!

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Overview

What does it take to be a successful CIO? Studies have shown that the average CIO only holds on to the job for roughly 4 years – what can you do to have a longer career? It turns out that the answer to this question is simple: you need to find ways to work with the rest of the business.

What You'll Find Inside:
* DO WE REALLY NEED CIOS ANY MORE?
* FROM PLUMBER TO PARTNER: HOW IT CAN BECOME PART OF A COMPANY’S SUCCESS
* TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING CAN KILL AN IT DEPARTMENT
* A NEW CIO JOB: PANNING FOR LEGAL GOLD

What this means is that although your technical skills and your ability to work with the rest of the people in the IT department are what got you this far, it's not going to be what you need in order to stay in the job. You are going to need to develop a new set of skills.

The key to a long-term CIO career is to understand the business that your IT department exists within. There are various other departments and people that all need what your IT department has to offer, but they may not know how to ask for it. They don't speak your language.

As the CIO it's going to be your job to find ways to bridge the gap between the rest of the company and your IT department. It can be all too easy for the rest of the company to treat the IT department as a cost center and not realize the important role that you can play in making the entire organization run quicker, run smoother, and be more profitable.

The purpose of this book is to provide you with real-world examples of how a CIO can work with the rest of the business. There is no one answer to this question. Rather it requires a different way of thinking. You actually need to take the time to fully understand what the other people in the company want to accomplish and then you're going to need to find ways for the IT department to provide that.

The magic phrase that is used to describe an IT department that works well with the rest of the company is "alignment". In this book we discuss what alignment really is and we provide you with examples of how you can move your IT department closer to achieving it.

It is my hope that after having read this book you will be aware of the additional job that you've taken on as CIO – working with the rest of the business. Do this correctly and your CIO career will last a long time…!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045681667
  • Publisher: Jim Anderson
  • Publication date: 2/5/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,148,294
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jim Anderson is a talented engineer, teacher, and marketing professional. Born in Iowa City, Iowa his family moved many times during his childhood eventually settling just outside of St. Louis Missouri in Edwardsville, Illinois. Dr. Anderson went on to earn four college degrees: three in Computer Science including a doctoral degree and an MBA in marketing. He has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years for both large companies (Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, and Verizon) as well as at some start-ups during that whole "dot com" thing.Dr. Anderson is now the founder and President of Blue Elephant Consulting. Blue Elephant Consulting shows technical professionals and groups how to use their business communication skills to change the world. By using its Clear Blue Knowledge Systems Blue Elephant Consulting shows them how to become successful communicators and set their ideas free thereby changing the world. Dr. Anderson provides consulting, coaching, speaking and training products and services to help in 5 key areas of business communications: public speaking, product management, IT team management, IT department leadership, and negotiating.Based on his experiences with many different customers, Dr. Anderson has taken the lessons that he's learned in the real world and has documented both the issues and their solutions in the books that he has written. Each book is filled with a unique set of real world challenges that product managers, CIOs, negotiators, IT managers, and public speakers encounter on an almost daily basis. In clear, easy to understand language, Dr. Anderson lays out exactly what the challenge is and then how to go about easily solving it.In addition to running his company, Dr. Anderson has had the opportunity to teach college courses at multiple universities. While doing this Dr. Anderson discovered that his students had a real need for information on how to get their first job after they graduated. His after class one-on-one discussions about the tips and techniques that today's college students could use to simplify their job search lead to speaking engagements and eventually to the book "Making The Jump: How To Land Your First Job After College!"
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