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

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“Leading an IT organization is no cakewalk, and with theincreasing impact of technology on business, it is only gettingmore challenging. Whether you are a middle manager plotting yourlong terms career goals or a seasoned CIO looking for a refreshercourse, Larry Bonfante’s book is for you. Through hisstraightforward writing and direct approach, Larry shows ITprofessionals of any level what it takes to become a better leader.”
Martha Heller, President, Heller SearchAssociates, LLC,Contributing Editor, CIO magazine.

“Larry has applied much of what he has learned throughouthis career and life in how to manage IT. Lessons in ITTransformation connects with you in a practical and applicableway as opposed to many other books on this topic which tend to beacademic in nature. Larry exhibits courage, conviction and humorwhich helps to make a serious topic easy to digest. Being a newCIO, the lessons in this book will help me develop my skills as aleader in a way that can be immediately applied!”
Claudio Rodrigues, CIO, Noven Pharmaceutical

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