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Modern IT Leadership: Surviving Chaos and Delivering Value

  • ID: 1551516
  • Report
  • June 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 233 Pages
  • Cutter Consortium
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IT leadership is not about managing technology. IT leadership is about managing the business value that technology creates. Next-generation CIOs are going to have to show how to make money and achieve missions; they will need to discover new worlds, understand organizational politics, and be able to demonstrate real accomplishments. This is the new IT leadership landscape.

The Cutter Consortium report Modern IT Leadership: Surviving Chaos and Delivering Value provides effective leadership strategies for all those in charge of the IT function and identifies the unique skills and knowledge that will be required of the future CIO. You'll receive numerous case examples of IT leadership initiatives that succeeded and failed - and why this happened - and you'll gain specific advice for managing IT in times of economic uncertainty, rapidly advancing technology, and self-organizing teams.
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Part I: The Great Recession Fallout: Will CIOs Be Elevated or Exterminated?

Introduction: The Role of IT in Shaping and Reshaping Corporate Culture by Vince Kellen.

Chapter 1: Who's IT Gonna Be? CIOs Past, Present, and (Poof!) Future by Steve Andriole. Discover why CIOs may become inevitable "roadkill" somewhere after the year 2015.

Chapter 2: The Future CIO and the Evolving Leadership Landscape by Thornton May. Consider what types of CIOs will have difficulty over the next few years, which will go extinct, and which will thrive.

Chapter 3: The Right Way to Recruit CIOs by Bob Gariano. Compare the attributes companies rank highly when hiring CIOs, and whether the right level of attention is given to each.

Chapter 4: Back to the Future - The Future Role of the CIO by Robert N. Charette. Explore why the CIO role should not be linked to a misguided conception of automation.

Chapter 5: Yielding to Darwin - The Evolution of the CIO by Patrick E. Moroney. Uncover some of the characteristics today's CIOs must have to succeed in their evolving role.

Chapter 6: The Futureproof CIO by Eric D. Brown and Gene De Libero. Identify some of the tools that future CIOs will use to create competitive advantage for their organizations, such as commodity platforms, open systems, and cloud computing.

Chapter 7: Taking Action During an Economic Decline -- Strategies for the IT Team with Gabriele Piccoli, Dorothy Leidner, and Thomas H. Murphy. Evaluate the optimal strategies for setting the course for IT in a financial and economic storm.

Chapter 8: The 2010s - Is Your Staff Ready? with Rob Austin, Ron Blitstein, Christine Davis, Lynne Ellyn, Tim Lister, Ken Orr, Robert Scott, and Borys Stokalski. Gain advice and opinion aimed to help IT management prepare for the future, with a focus on people strategy.

Chapter 9: Leadership During Tough Times by Moshe Cohen. Draw lessons from historical examples, share wisdom from successful leaders, and receive guidance on how to get your firm on track for a prosperous future.

Part II: Cultivating Leadership Throughout the IT Organization

Introduction: Leading Inside an IT Organization -- Putting People First by Bob Furniss.

Chapter 10: If It Weren't for People, Being a Leader Would Be Great! by Pam Hager. Explore a three-part process to help leaders connect with people and create an effective plan and process for change.

Chapter 11: How Culture Affects Leadership by Martin Bauer. Consider how company culture affects leadership and gain strategies for overcoming the challenges that culture presents.

Chapter 12: How to Cultivate Leadership in Yourself and Others by Martha J. Lindeman. Gain a psychological view of effective leadership, including four leader types and the response of followers to each type.

Chapter 13: Agile Managers -- The Essence of Leadership by Johanna Rothman. Discover what it takes to be an agile leader and learn how to make the hard decisions.

Chapter 14: In Search of Complexity - Why Self-Organization Requires Leadership and Governance by Jurgen Appelo. Take a "systems" view of leadership and learn how to manage complexity through self-organization.

Chapter 15: IT Project Leadership - Feeling Your Way by Mark Woodman and Jason Bates. Learn how to "feel" leadership as it goes on in projects and how to use stories to become an effective leader.
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- Steve Andriole
- Jurgen Appelo
- Rob Austin
- Jason Bates
- Martin Bauer
- Ron Blitstein
- Eric D. Brown
- Robert N. Charette
- Moshe Cohen
- Christine Davis
- Gene De Libero
- Lynne Ellyn
- Bob Furniss
- Bob Gariano
- Pam Hager
- Vince Kellen
- Dorothy E. Leidner
- Martha J. Lindeman
- Tim Lister
- Thornton May
- Patrick E. Moroney
- Thomas H. Murphy
- Ken Orr
- Gabriele Piccoli
- Johanna Rothman
- Robert Scott
- Boris Stokalski
- Mark Woodman
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