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STAYING THE COURSE AS A CIO HOW TO OVERCOME THE TRIALS AND CHALLENGES OF IT LEADERSHIPThe shelf life of a Chief Information Officer can be shockingly short Few survive in post for than a few years More often each falls prey to insurmountable problems and their careers come to a sharp and ignominious end In this book a global CIO with over thirty years of experience in major corporations examines the main reasons why this happens Readers will understand which types of issue can cause problems for an IT Leader and importantly they will learn strategies of how these problems. The subtitle for this book is How to overcome the trials and challenges of IT leadership It could just as appropriately be subtitled How to keep your job Having been a CIO myself and having helped other CIOs for many years I am well aware of the trials and tribulations of this difficult position and can identify from different perspectives with all of them The job length of a CIO is often shorter than that of an unfortunate football managerJonathan has over 30 years experience in global blue chip companies He built his IT career at BP and GSK where he became a vice president He held CIO and other senior positions at Rolls Royce for than a decade In 2014 he became the non executive chairman of global CIO practice at Harvey NashJonathan is spot on in his analysis He describes the worst trials and challenges that face a CIO and offers practical ways in which to tackle each of them He does this in a very readable and humorous but never flippant wayIn each case he describes the nature of the trial how it comes about how you can spot it early enough to do something about it and suggestions on what you might do For certain trials he also suggests the point at which it is probably too late to do anything but accept the inevitableHe starts with the challenge that I have at the top of my list dislocated stakeholders Losing the confidence and support of key stakeholders particularly board members is almost certainly terminalHe highlights chronic consultancy syndrome which can precipitate or follow on from the former Pathogenic projects shaky software obsessive outsourcing compulsion strategy schizophrenia and bleeding budgets are all important challenges that are discussedIf you are a CIO or thinking about taking on the position this book should be on your list of essential reading It may enhance or save your career one dayIt is an excellent bookReviewed by Sheila Bullas MBCS CITP

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Staying the Course as a CIO

Can be minimized or even avoidedIT is often seen a technical backwater but it is a discipline which has the capability to add massive value to an organisation whether it is in the private or the public sector provided of course it has the right leadership doing the right thingsAspiring IT Leaders will need to deal with a common set of recurring trials and challenges These include Overcoming the challenge of managing diverse and conflicting stakeholders How to deal with large and complex projects Making sense of software and how to handle the rapidly changing technology lan. Good use of satire in this book to keep the reader engaged The author shared insight of the political battles a CIO or any IT Leader engaged with the business leaders outside of IT must engage in Great read

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Dscape Knowing when to outsource and how to get the best out of an outsourcing partner Harnessing the intellectual power of consultants to help you meet your goals And last but not least how to develop a set of strategies that are aligned with your corporate goals and then make sure your resources are properly targetted so that the IT function generates maximum positive impact for the enterpriseFor IT professionals looking to fully integrate their function into the enterprise 'Staying the Course as a CIO' is a valuable source of practical advice all based on real experienc. full of good information for CIO sometime difficult to read for non english mather language lucky ones


4 thoughts on “Staying the Course as a CIO

  1. says:

    The subtitle for this book is ‘How to overcome the trials and challenges of IT leadership’ It could just as appropriately be subtitled ‘How to keep your job’Having been a CIO myself and having helped other CIOs for many years I am well aware of the trials and tribulations of this difficult position and can identify from different perspectives with all of them The job length of a CIO is often shorter than that of an unfortunate fo

  2. says:

    Good use of satire in this book to keep the reader engaged The author shared insight of the political battles a CIO or any IT Leader engaged with the business leaders outside of IT must engage in Great read

  3. says:

    full of good information for CIO sometime difficult to read for non english mather language lucky ones

  4. says:

    Outstanding and very relevent