Business & IT Alignment

Engage. Resonate. Apply. Change.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011

I am always grateful to learn when my presentations resonate with the audience. I’m hopeful that what the audience also takes away is the respect I have for their time. If you or your leadership team wants to discuss how to effectively lead change or manage change, let me know. Helping folks become better change leaders is tons of fun. Here’s an abbreviated version of feedback I received from a presentation I gave last week to a group of highly talented CIOs – all wanting to bolster their change leadership skills: "Sandy, I would like to thank you very much for all your time and efforts to prepare for and present your views on...

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The sound of silence can be deafening, can’t it?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011

What techniques do you to get to the root of an issue, to lead organizational change? Read these steps to be comfortable with using silence!

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What Does Impact Mean to the CTO of a Top IT Organization? Read On.

Posted by on May 31, 2010

The short answer: Impact = Assess Effectively + Plan Well + Create Value + Get Along. Nirup Krishnamurthy of The Northern Trust Corporation offered his insights about making impactful contributions to one's team.

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Correlating Competencies: To Each Industry Its Own

Posted by on Sep 30, 2009

Talent research firm Bersin & Associates found the competencies that drive growth and profitability differ across 4 different industries. Find out what these critical competencies are, and the larger trends identified in high-performing organizations.

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A Lesson from the NBA: Test the Product & Consult the Players

Posted by on Jan 15, 2009

What can we learn from NBA and the failure of a synthetic basketbll that was tauted as a union of revolutionary design and breakthrough material? Read why you need to test the product introduced and consult your users for reviews to reduce blockages to success!

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Gartner: Firms At Risk Of Losing Women Technologists

Posted by on Nov 30, 2008

What are the key strengths of women technologists to help corporations navigate the new global economy? Gartner singles out 5 gender-based traits CIOs should pay attention to when building IT staffs.

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Four Processes to Successful Retention

Posted by on Nov 15, 2008

Increased turnover in an organization can lead to an overall decrease in productivity and quality of work. James Champy offers 4 tips on an active approach to retain qualified employees.

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Robert Reich: The Economics of People

Posted by on Oct 31, 2008

Robert Reich (former Labor Secretary under President Clinton) comments on the need for a new way to think about people as globalization, disruptive technology and aging demographics bear down on the U.S. economy.

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Understanding Wikis

Posted by on Oct 15, 2008

How can wikis play an innovative role as a social software in your organization? Read this white paper from Ziff Davis to allow you to make informed decisions!

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PODCAST: What’s the word on the street for Senior IT professionals?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008

What do senior IT folks need to do best to work effectively with their peers across the business? Check out this podcast between Jim Stroud (technical sourcing consultant with Microsoft) and I, as we chat about the L’s and the M’s of technology and business alignment.

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