Analytics Can Drive the Wrong Behaviors

Dateline: August 11, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Finding jewels in your data is a blast, but some of the jewels can lead to the wrong behaviors, according to a recent opinion article published at Information Management by journalist Lenny Liebmann titled Four Analytics Errors that can Defeat Data Project Efforts.  The article … [Read more...]

Raising a CIO

Dateline: March 31, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Becoming a CIO continues to be a noble goal for many technology- and business-minded executives.  "Every company is an IT company today," as the saying goes, and being the leader of this area can be exciting and impactful.  But becoming an effective CIO means having strong … [Read more...]

The 5 Minds of Analytics Team Members

Dateline: August 12, 2016 The race is on in corporations everywhere to make sense of all the information flooding in. Knowing this, businesses that are investing in business intelligence, Big Data, analytics, and data science are hoping to gain a competitive edge. But technology is only one part of the challenge. You also need the right people and processes in place. Welcome to our Friday WRAP – … [Read more...]

Hiring for Digital Transformation

Dateline: July 15, 2016 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Does your organization have the right people to take your business to where it needs to be in this age of digital transformation?  According to a recent article in CIO Magazine, having the right people on the bus is a major problem for many companies. The article, IT Talent … [Read more...]

Upgrading your Public Face

Dateline: February 5, 2016 It’s your job as a speaker to master the basics. In addition, look to add subtleties to take your speaking to the next level. Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.  Mastering public speaking enhances our overall reputation and can also increase our confidence and our leadership ability.  Recently my friend Dr. Nick … [Read more...]

The Importance of Social Skills for Tech Leaders

Dateline: November 27, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. We all know that technical skills are necessary for successful in the IT workplace, but social skills are as, or more, important for tech leaders.  Recently, Dr. David Deming, Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and faculty member of Harvard … [Read more...]

Five Characteristics of Successful IT Leaders

Dateline: August 28, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Let's be right up front about this...most people quit because they can't tolerate their boss any longer.  It's not usually the task or the pay (although a job with more pay may accelerate the importance of issues one has with their boss).  Recently, Peter Diamond, coach, author … [Read more...]

Good Ambition

Dateline: July 31, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Ambition can be a good, constructive trait or bad and destructive.  A recent Fast Company article explored the Six Habits of Ambitious People, and the difference in healthy and unhealthy ambition.  Ambition that leads just to competing for competing sake can actually get in the … [Read more...]

CIO’s Role in Responding Instantly: The Remix Era

Dateline: July 10, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. The only certainty about the future is that it will be different than the present.  How good is your organization at responding to it's changing environment?  Historically, we've seen many examples of companies who notice a change but can't respond in time.  Or, as Professor Benn … [Read more...]

CIO Role in Digital Transformation

Dateline: June 26, 2015 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. As cloud-based apps increase in capability, relevancy and functionality, IT leaders are increasingly concerned that their business partners will move away from internal IT systems and embrace these external solutions.  According to a column written by IT Strategic Advisor and … [Read more...]