Changing The It Leader's Mindset

Changing The It Leader's Mindset

by IT Governance Publishing (Editor), Brian Sutton


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In the modern business environment, the IT leader needs to deliver business as usual through a strong transactional focus, yet, at the same time, enable change and innovation through vision-led Transformational Leadership. Success thus requires a form of ambidextrous leadership. Incorporating the latest business thinking, this book explains how the IT leader can strike this balance, evolve into the CTO - Chief Transformation Officer - and really contribute to the development and success of their business enterprises.

Changing the IT Leader's Mindset is designed for the busy executive. Short and concise, it does not try to paint the necessary personal transition as a simplistic process or procedure, but focuses on an understanding of human nature and evolutionary psychology. By employing key steps and reflective points, it provides useful tools and sound advice to help you get to grips with balancing soft skills with hard techniques, letting you break out of the IT stereotype and bring innovation into the inner sanctum of your organisation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849280655
Publisher: It Governance Publishing
Publication date: 08/12/2010
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Dr Robina Chatham has 14 years’ experience in IT, culminating with the position of CIO for a leading merchant bank. She is qualified as both a mechanical engineer and a neuroscientist. Previous books include Corporate Politics for IT Managers: How to get Streetwise and Changing the IT Leader’s Mindset: time for revolution rather than evolution, the latter being co-authored with Brian. She has written a number of book chapters, numerous academic papers, and articles for trade journals and magazines. She is a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management, and also runs her own training consultancy specialising in helping senior managers to develop political acumen, to master the art of influencing others, and hence, to increase their personal impact at board level.

Dr Brian Sutton has over 30 years’ experience of running engineering and IS projects having managed major initiatives and projects varying in size from hundreds of thousands of pounds to tens of millions of pounds. He was formerly a Professor of Systems Management in the Information Resources Management College of the National Defense University in Washington DC and is currently a visiting professor with the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University.

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