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Why do you want to be a CIO?

In my work with senior IT leaders aspiring to be a CIO, the most common question I ask is, “Why do you want to be a CIO?”  What drives anyone to want to be a CIO. Wanting the title is sometimes the reason. The title alone won’t sustain you through the pressures. Some...

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Why aren’t there more women CTO’s?

Today’s conversation is inspired by a reader who posed a question that I’ve been asking myself for over 40 years - “Why aren’t there more women CTO’s?” Her very valid question provokes a broader question as well - “Why aren’t there more women in IT?”   The questions...

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Leading to Belonging

Recently, Netflix announced the appointment of a new executive focused on leading a diversity and inclusion program. The post about it on LinkedIn resulted in a lively if not somewhat divisive discussion.  The conversation laid heavy on my mind as diversity and...

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Taking Back Control of Your Time

Let's talk about time. Who feels they have excess time available?    In last week's article, we discussed time's impact on feeling overwhelmed. Time is in short supply with ever-increasing demands looking to take it over. Time is the most precious commodity in our...

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Managing Your Overwhelm

What is your most precious asset as an IT executive, or any executive for that matter?   Certainly, money and investments are high on your list. You can always earn back money that you have lost and find new opportunities and investments.   If we use the criteria of...

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