Do CIOs Need to Change the Way They Lead?
Leadership consultant John Baldoni has a new blog post on the failures of executive leadership.
In it, he cites management guru Gary Hamel, who convened a panel of experts last May to discuss the future of management. They came up with 25 ways to shake up the usual thinking on leadership (summary here).
So where do CIOs fit in? We've been reporting quite a bit about the need for smart leadership in these tough times. Many CIOs have pointed to some of the softer elements of IT leadership, such as communication and proactive thinking, while others have stressed the growing importance of "old" issues like aligning with the business and retaining top talent.
Is there anything new there? Those priorities come up year after year, and for good reason. But are any CIOs thinking about dramatic shifts in the way they lead their IT organizations?
I'm starting to work on a feature on the proverbial "doing more with less." With strained budgets, shifting priorities and the overall economic gloom, I'd love to hear from IT leaders about how they're radically altering the way they do business.
So tell us, what are you doing differently than before? What new or innovative tactics/methods/practices have you put in place?