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Guiding you in redefining your role as a chief information officer in a global marketplace, The Practical CIO: A Common Sense Guide for Successful IT Leadership tells it like it is. Here you will find ...
Guiding you in redefining your role as a chief information officer in a global marketplace, The Practical CIO: A Common Sense Guide for Successful IT Leadership tells it like it is. Here you will find the new modes of thinking and novel approaches necessary to increase your chances of surviving through the turbulence and uncertainty of a rapidly changing economy.
This is a unique book, superbly written by a seasoned executive leader who has "been there, done that" in positions of authority all over the world. Filled with real-world stories of success and failure, this timely book provides crucial advice on:
Attracting, nurturing, promoting, motivating, and preserving talent
Proactively establishing goals for IT
Writing, sharing, and using your IT strategy
Keeping your vendors accountable
Doing your homework before negotiating
Managing contracts—not just signing them
Working with the business
Managing and marketing the IT brand
Building and managing relationships up, down, and sideways across the enterprise and beyond its traditional boundaries
Acting like a CEO
Unlike earlier generations of CIOs, today's IT executives are expected to help the enterprise achieve its business goals. This represents a fundamental shift in thinking and poses a monumental test for the modern CIO. Savvy—and yes, practical— The Practical CIO helps you brace yourself for the coming changes and deal successfully with the challenges ahead of you.
Chapter 1 Build a Great Team 1
Chapter 2 Proactively Establish Goals for IT 29
Chapter 3 Design the IT Strategy 47
Chapter 4 Hold All of Your Vendors Accountable 69
Chapter 5 Before Negotiating, Do Your Homework 91
Chapter 6 Manage Contracts, Don't Just Sign Them 105
Chapter 7 Work With the Business 127
Chapter 8 Manage and Market the IT Brand 145
Chapter 9 Building Relationships Across the Enterprise—And Beyond 167
Chapter 10 Act Like a CEO 193
About the Author 223
Posted February 6, 2011
I'm a new CIO and I think this book brought out a lot of what CIO's have to deal with on a day to day basis. I would recommend to anyone who is a CIO or wants to be..Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.