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The Transformational CIO: Leadership and Innovation Strategies for IT Executives in a Rapidly Changing World

Book Description

The Transformational CIO is chock full of stimulating thought leadership and useful knowledge that will help you leverage new and existing technologies to create business value, generate more revenue, increase profits and improve customer relationships in rapidly changing global markets. This book is a practical guide for senior executives seeking optimal returns on technology investments, now and in the future.

Hot-button issues and essential topics covered in the book include:

  • Vision and Organization
  • Culture and Change
  • Partnering with the Business
  • The Art and Science of IT Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Executive Career Development

The Transformational CIO features real-world stories and revealing anecdotes from CIOs and IT thought leaders at leading organizations as Disney, Kimberly-Clark, Kaiser Permanente, Dell, Flextronics, Wipro, Boston Scientific, Salesforce.com, General Motors, Shell Oil, Pitney Bowes, IBM, Cisco, Siemens, Citigroup, Microsoft, CVS Caremark, Frontier Communications and the U.S. Tennis Association.

Written in straightforward business language, The Transformational CIO is a concise guide for staying ahead of the competition and seizing opportunities for success in a turbulent global economy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface
    1. The Indispensable Executive
    2. What You Will Find in This Book
    3. Methodology
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
    1. Don't Be Afraid to Change Your Game
    2. What You Need to Know Now about Business Transformation Strategy
    3. The New Yin and Yang of IT
    4. Is Everyone Really a Transformational Leader?
    5. Moving Target
    6. Transformation, Then and Now
    7. Four Steps to Success
    8. Great Things Happen to Great CIOs
    9. An Overhead Smash
    10. A Model for Transformation
  8. Chapter 1: Vision and Organization
    1. Bringing the Vision to Life
    2. One Transformation Leads to Another
    3. Going Global
    4. Building the Leadership Team
    5. Demonstrating Value
    6. “It's More about the Future”
    7. Maintaining the Momentum
    8. Don't Be Afraid to Inspire People
  9. Chapter 2: Culture and Change
    1. Overturning the Status Quo
    2. From Pentagon to Pyramid
    3. Elevated Perceptions
    4. Organic Innovation
    5. Establish the Baseline
    6. Riding Two Horses
    7. Faster and Cheaper
    8. IT at the Scrub Sink
    9. Demystifying IT
  10. Chapter 3: Partnering with the Business
    1. Connecting at Multiple Levels
    2. The “Outsider”
    3. Transitioning to Global Leadership
    4. Being Where the Strategy Is Set
    5. What's Really Important to the Business?
    6. The Age of Immediacy
    7. New Convergence
    8. Unedited Interview with Marc Benioff
  11. Chapter 4: The Art and Science of IT Leadership
    1. A Continuous Process of Engagement
    2. Best of Both Worlds
    3. IT Thought Leadership
    4. A Magical Decision
    5. “Put Yourself in the CEO's Shoes”
    6. Confronting Reality
    7. No Illusions
  12. Chapter 5: Mapping Your Future
    1. What I Really Want Is a Business Partner…
    2. Get Yourself a Business Mentor and a Coach
    3. Do I Really Need an MBA?
    4. Your Seat at the Table Is Waiting
    5. Are You Sowing Seeds for Success—or Failure?
    6. Managing Expectations
  13. Chapter 6: The First 30 Days
    1. Let Everyone Know That You're Organized
    2. Move Quickly and Confidently
    3. Alter Perceptions
    4. Tone Matters
    5. Technology Last
    6. Building from Scratch
  14. Chapter 7: CIO Evolution
    1. Keeping It Simple
    2. Tight Linkage Ensures Buy-In
    3. Transitioning from Operational to Strategic
  15. Chapter 8: The Road Ahead
    1. A Time for IT Leadership
    2. Figuring Out What's Relevant
    3. Hot and Getting Hotter
    4. Challenges and Caveats
    5. The End of “Inside” versus “Outside”
    6. Strategic Sourcing and Business Value
    7. Little Ideas Can Go a Long Way
    8. Let's Get Granular
    9. Don't Chase Low Unit Costs
    10. A Dose of Common Sense
    11. The Last Word
  16. Recommended Reading
  17. About the Author
  18. About HMG Strategy, LLC
  19. Index