Senior executives are finally waking up to next-generation leadership

Nothing should be more important than the next generation of leaders. The future success of your business, after all, depends on the ability of your organisation to identify new people that can take on new responsibilities and inspire others.

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Technology experts must talk about engagement rather than difference

No more. Please, no more turgid and clichéd examples of how children use the internet in a different way to adults. Attend an event and you’ll more often than not here an expert speaker eulogise about the innate multitasking abilities of their kids.

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CIOs cannot push their brand value if they are not social media animals

I attended a CIO event recently where attending IT leaders were reminded to use the conference hashtag. The response in the hall? Laughter.

That response is at best embarrassing and at worst negligent. Too many CIOs still fail to recognise the significance of social media.

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The CIO of tomorrow must think like the CEO of today

Success for the modern CIO is inherently complex, as identified by CareGroup Healthcare System CIO John Halamka in an article for Computerworld.

It’s a thoughtful piece that reflects on the seemingly impossible demand for the modern CIO to balance massive change in a reliable, flexible and secure manner. But is the CIO’s role really impossible?

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Five tips to help a CIO prioritise succession planning

You’ve finally got the job you always wanted – you’re CIO at a good organisation, with a direct line to the board and good support from the chief executive.

Good for you, but what about the rest of your team? Do you ever give a second’s thought for who comes next, or are you singularly . . . → Read More: Five tips to help a CIO prioritise succession planning

Is there a UK IT skills shortage?

It’s the debate of the moment (in fact, it’s always the debate of the moment). The UK industry, so the research suggests, is heading for an abyss.

There’s a lack of talented people entering IT and too few really talented technology staffers that are capable of becoming CIOs. Recent headline research suggests:

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The CIO role will not die because the business needs to know IT

It’s the whole point of this blog: if technology can be purchased like a utility on-demand, is the CIO position disappearing and what is the future of technology leadership?

The end point, apparently, is a world where individual business units take responsiblity for IT decision making. But is that a realistic end point?

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12 best articles on CIO business and technology priorities for 2011

Like Christmas pudding and poor-quality knitwear, now is a time of the year for traditions. And when it comes to business IT, nothing gets the attention of analysts, consultants and the trade press like an opportunity to roll out a list of CIO priorities for 2011.

We thought we’d jump on the bandwaggon, too. Here, . . . → Read More: 12 best articles on CIO business and technology priorities for 2011

Should CIOs forget the CEO role and become entrepreneurial?

Here’s an article headline that I couldn’t help but investigate: “CIO = Career is Over? Not Hardly.”

It’s certainly a tempting title for a blog called Career Is Over, so what’s the article about? Well, the feature suggests that CIOs looking to scale higher than the top IT job need a level of business acumen . . . → Read More: Should CIOs forget the CEO role and become entrepreneurial?

The next generation of workers will not bring down capitalism

There’s a common and misguided belief that a new generation of employees are set to storm the office and break down existing methods of working.

Don’t fret – the capitalist model of working is not going to brought down by today’s teenagers, at least not those that are adept at using social media technologies.

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