The Accidental Successful CIO

The Accidental Successful CIO

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Managing an IT department is not just a business, it’s a science. Nobody knows more about the science of being a CIO than Dr. Jim Anderson. “I don’t embrace excuses about why an IT department is not being successful, I embrace solutions.” Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing CIOs worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these nervous executives into powerful leaders. Welcome to the premier podcast for learning how to think and act like a successful CIO – both if you are a CIO today or if you hope to be one in the future. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jim-anderson5/support


What Do CIOs Need To Know About Status Battles At Work?
Oct 9 • 8 min
When a member of your department does a good job, all of a sudden you find yourself in a difficult position. You’d like to show this individual that they did a good job and that you appreciate it. However, the big question is often how best to go about…
Does Where A Manager Sit Affect Their Career?
Oct 3 • 7 min
As is the case with all managers, there are probably some manager skills that you do very well and other things that you’d like to learn how to do better. The big question that we always face is how can we get the manager training to become better at the…
How To Transform An IT Architecture
Oct 2 • 8 min
The reason that an IT department exists within a company is to provide the company with a way to use the importance of information technology to provide the company with a competitive advantage. The IT department provides the company with the ability to…
What’s The Best Way For Women CIOs To Network?
Sep 25 • 8 min
If you are a woman, becoming CIO can be a significant challenge. However, once you are able to achieve this goal, that is when the real work starts. As CIO, you need to take the time to network in order to both maintain your position and be effective.…
How Can CIOs Use AI To Help The Company Get More Customers?
Sep 18 • 8 min
Let’s face it: our companies are not in business just to keep the IT department up and running. Rather, it’s really the other way around. The IT department exists to help the company stay up and be successful using the importance of information…
What Can CIOs Do To Boost Workplace Diversity?
Sep 11 • 7 min
As CIOs, because of the importance of information technology we spend our days surrounded by servers and making decisions about things like firewalls and moving into the cloud. Is workplace diversity something that we really need to trouble ourselves…
CIOs Start To Become Leaders In Their Firms
Aug 28 • 8 min
The role of the CIO in the company has been an ever evolving position. The people with the CIO job first started out as simply being caretakers for the IT equipment that the company had purchased because of the importance of information technology. This…
What CIOs Need To Know About Drilling For Oil
Aug 21 • 8 min
Once upon a time the CIO job had very little to do with the company that you worked for. Instead of having to worry about what the company was up to, you could spend your time focused on building data centers, selecting servers, and installing more…
CIOs Need To Get Better At Detecting B.S.
Aug 14 • 8 min
I think that we can all agree that one of the most important parts of the CIO job is the ability to take in and process a large amount of information in order to understand the importance of information technology. It is our responsibility to determine…
What Does Your Workplace Say About Your IT Department?
Aug 7 • 8 min
One of the most challenging jobs that the person in the CIO position has to deal with is trying to recruit the best workers. In addition to the importance of information technology, there are a number of different things that can cause a young person just…
Just Exactly How Much Of A Risk Are Hacks?
Jul 31 • 7 min
Based on what we’ve all be reading in the newspaper and seeing online, I think that it’s pretty clear that anyone who is aware of the importance of information technology knows that Cybersecurity is a big priority for the person with the CIO job. The…
How Can CIOs Become More Successful?
Jul 24 • 8 min
I would like to be more successful. Would you? I think that there are several points during the year that we all have the realization that we’d like to be able to accomplish more based on the importance of information technology than we are currently able…
What’s Preventing You From Becoming A Better CIO?
Jul 17 • 6 min
Hopefully we’d all like to become better CIOs. This is a great goal, the challenge that most of us are facing is that it just is not clear exactly what we need to do in order to make this happen. The good news is that researchers have been talking to the…
CIOs Need To Learn How Best To Use Email
Jul 11 • 8 min
Ah, email. What a powerful tool. What an utter nightmare! The person who has the CIO job probably uses email so often that they no longer really spend that much time thinking about it. However, that may be a mistake. What we forget is that email is a tool…
Just How Important Are Good Managers?
Jun 26 • 8 min
Having the CIO job is tough. Because of the importance of information technology, the company expects you to be able to accomplish a great deal. The world in which you work, IT, is constantly changing and it can be quite difficult to keep up with…
How CIOs Can Do A Good Job Of Delivering Bad News
Jun 19 • 6 min
Let’s face it, as CIOs we’d all like to be liked. We enjoy the parts of our job that are fun and which have to do with the importance of information technology. It makes us happy when another large IT project is successfully rolled out. However, life is…
What Can CIOs Do When The Cloud Isn’t Fast Enough?
Jun 12 • 8 min
The world in which we live is currently changing. Over the past few years, as the importance of information technology has grown, the internet has become a bigger and more important part of both our personal and professional lives. Every IT department…
CIOs Want To Know: What’s Coming Next In Technology?
Jun 5 • 8 min
If a the person with the CIO job could have a super power, what would be the best one to have? The ability to fly and avoid all of those lines at the airport? The ability to see through walls and find the people that you are looking to talk with? These…
How CIOs Can Solve Really Big Problems
May 22 • 8 min
As CIOs we are faced with a complete set of problems that we need to solve. These can be small, simple problems that we can solve just by thinking about them for a moment and then telling someone what to do in order to solve them or they can be the really…
Are You Ready For Big Data?
May 15 • 8 min
All CIOs have heard about big data by now: the Tsunami of data that is washing over every company and the struggle that they have to collect it, store it, and then process it in order to create actionable information. As a CIO, when we think about big…
Are CIOs Ready To Deal With Hackers?
May 8 • 8 min
As CIOs, every day is busy. We’ve got a lot of different things going on that have to do with the importance of information technology and it can be very challenging to try to get everything done. That’s why when it comes to hackers, we are aware of the…
Why Can’t Your IT Department Be More Like Apple?
May 1 • 6 min
As the person with the CIO job, it’s your responsibility to make sure that the company’s IT department understand the importance of information technology and is able to meet the needs of the rest of the company. There are actually several different ways…
Is An Open Office The Right Solution For Your IT Department?
Apr 24 • 8 min
Can you remember the day when if you wanted to talk with your boss you would go walking down the hall to his or her office? You’d knock on the door, get called in, enter and perhaps shut the door behind you. Well guess what – those days are just about…
CIOs Want To Run Their IT Department Like Adobe
Apr 10 • 8 min
Being the person with the CIO job is hard work. You try and you try and you try to do a good job but it always seems like you are somehow falling further and further behind. There is so much work to do in regards to the importance of information…
How CIOs Are Using Algorithms To Tell People What To Do
Apr 3 • 8 min
As the person with the CIO job, one of your main tasks is to assign work to the various people who work for you. As the number of people grows and the amount of work that has to be done seems to get even larger, this task that once upon a time appeared to…
CIOs Help Banks Prepare For The End Of The World
Mar 27 • 7 min
CIOs at banks have a great deal to worry about. Simply because their companies have so much valuable data and money, the bad guys are always trying to break in and steal things. As though this wasn’t bad enough, every bank is connected to every other…
What Are The 5 Skills It Takes To Be A Successful CIO?
Mar 20 • 7 min
So CIO, are you a good manager? I suspect that most of us think that we are. However, over at the Gallop company they have just completed a survey of managers. What they discovered is that only one in 10 people actually possesses the talent to manage…
Security Breech At The SEC Causes A Headache For Their CIO
Mar 13 • 8 min
Let’s face it, when it comes to money, people can quickly become very greedy. When you take a look at institutions like the American stock market, the potential for people to do a large number of things that they really should not do becomes very large.…
CIOs Are Racing To Deal With The Next Big Security Threat: Quantum Computing
Mar 6 • 8 min
One of the most important jobs that the person with the CIO job has is to keep the company’s networks and data secure. This means that they are responsible for implementing systems and procedures that will keep the bad guys out. We purchase and implement…
CIOs Need To Understand The Risk Of Internet Connected Devices
Feb 27 • 7 min
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for a while, you may not be aware of this thing that is being called the “internet of things” (IOT). What people are talking about when they talk about IOT is the growing number of devices that can be connected…
How Can CIOs Teach Their Employees About Cybersecurity?
Feb 20 • 8 min
I think that we can all agree that keeping the company’s network secure is one of the CIO’s most important tasks. However, no matter how many firewalls we put in place or how effectively we implement two-factor authentication we still need to understand…
Wells Fargo’s CIO Drops The Ball
Feb 13 • 6 min
If you were the CIO of a major bank responsible for the importance of information technology, what do you think that your #1 job responsibility would be? If you are guessing “keep the bank’s systems secure” then good news, you’d be close, but you’d still…