Lessons in IT Transformation: Technology Expert to Business Leader

Lessons in IT Transformation: Technology Expert to Business Leader

by Larry Bonfante
     
 

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Lessons in IT Transformation
Technology Expert to Business Leader

Focusing on the qualities required to transform an organization through the lens of the CIO, Lessons in IT Transformation provides hands-on advice on how to address key issues, as well as create a context for the type of leadership qualities required to broaden the CIO's impact in

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Lessons in IT Transformation
Technology Expert to Business Leader

Focusing on the qualities required to transform an organization through the lens of the CIO, Lessons in IT Transformation provides hands-on advice on how to address key issues, as well as create a context for the type of leadership qualities required to broaden the CIO's impact in every aspect of the corporation.

Written from the unique perspective of an actively practicing IT practitioner, Lessons in IT Transformation focuses on the human side of IT leadership as well as on the real, pragmatic leadership issues that are critical for your success as a CIO. Practical and actionable, this book delves into the nuts and bolts of what is entailed in transforming an IT organization, including:

  • Helping to create a vision that your team will embrace
  • The real purpose of IT . . . driving business value
  • How to develop effective communication skills
  • Becoming an effective relationship manager
  • Developing the people on your team for maximum contribution
  • How to lead a major change effort
  • Creating an atmosphere of partnership with your people, clients, and vendors
  • Working on developing the qualities of great leaders
  • How to sustain success once it's achieved

A timely look at how the IT function can become truly aligned with the strategies and operational direction of your business's enterprise, Lessons in IT Transformation reveals how you can develop solid leadership qualities in those around you—and in the process, become a better leader yourself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118075418
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Larry Bonfante has held executive leadership positions over the past twenty-nine years in the financial, pharmaceutical, nonprofit, consulting, and sports and entertainment industries. He has received numerous industry accolades, including being named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2009. As Chief Information Officer at the United States Tennis Association, his team is responsible for all information technology–related services supporting the U.S. Open, the most highly attended annual sporting event in the world. A founding member of the CIO Executive Council, he is the founder of CIO Bench Coach, LLC, an executive coaching practice for IT executives. He has served as a mentor and executive coach for many IT leaders in various industries and serves as Chairman of the Fairfield-Westchester chapter of SIM. He has been a guest lecturer for the master's degree programs at Columbia University, NYU, and Polytechnic Institute and is an accomplished public speaker who has presented at many industry conferences. He writes a leadership column and blog for CIO Insight magazine.

He can be reached at Larry@CIOBenchCoach.com.

You can learn more about his executive coaching practice at www.CIOBenchCoach.com.

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