• CIO Ones to Watch

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    We're looking for the next generation of standout IT leaders.
  • Grow your own CIO: How in-house training pays off

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    In late August, in the heat of the summer doldrums, a team of 30 or so hand-picked IT managers convened in an executive classroom for session No. 3 of CIO University, a leadership development program for would-be CIOs.
  • CFOs to CIOs: You Work for Me Now

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    New research shows that many CFOs are making a power play to take more control of IT. That's not good news for CIOs, but you can fight the trend.
  • Why Is the CFO Still Boss of IT?

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Just about five months ago, management consultant Don Rekko posed this question to CIO Forum members on the social-networking site LinkedIn: "What makes a CFO uniquely qualified to be heading up IT?"
  • Five Easy Tips for CIO Fitness

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 1:15 pm

    Chuck Sperazza, CIO and senior vice president of Herbalife, a nutrition and weight-management company based in Los Angeles, is serious about fitness. A triathlete, Sperazza won his age group in the 2002 Ironman competition in Hawaii, and is now trying to qualify for the 2009 event. Of course, your own exercise regime doesn't need to mean training to be an Ironman. Even CIOs who haven't exercised for years can reduce their stress by following these simple tips.
  • Why IT People's Marriages Are From Hell

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 9:37 am

    What IT leaders wish their spouses understood about their job speaks more about their own foibles than it does about their spouses' shortcomings.
  • Women CIOs & the Art of Influence

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 10:56 am

    CIOs are leaders of change, and change is something most people resist. Therefore, the ability to influence stakeholders--including those over whom CIOs have no direct authority--is an essential but difficult skill to master.
  • One in Four CIOs Fired for Performance

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 10:45 am

    Perhaps we can't retire the old saw that "CIO" stands for "career is over" just yet.
  • Staying Focused in Tough Times

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 11:02 am

    The mounting responsibilities and demands from C-level execs can be both personally distracting and professionally discouraging for some IT leaders. Yet now, more than ever, "focus is the name of the game," says Susan Cramm, founder and president of Valuedance, an executive coaching firm specializing in IT leadership.
  • Corporate Boards: What You Need to Know Before Joining One

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Board directorships are not always bonanzas for CIOs and their companies. They can be disappointing and draining experiences if you don't go in with clear and realistic expectations.
  • Glory days: How high school shaped nine IT leaders

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 1:19 pm

    Nine IT leaders reflect on their high school selves and how their younger personas affected the adults they've become and the careers they've forged. Their insights are surprising, funny, tender and wise.
  • How I Got Here: Ken Kucera, Senior Vice President/CIO, First National Bank of Nebraska

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    Ken Kucera grew up on a farm in rural Nebraska, doing various farming related activities such as cow milking, harvesting and putting up hay -- but he quickly decided that farming was not a long-term career path for him, so he studied IT in college.
  • 5 Reasons Why a Developer Might Want to Become a CIO

    Posted August 4, 2008 - 2:43 pm

    Have you seen the money these cats make? Top information technology executives earn millions of dollars. And it's not just the cash CIOs pocket, it's the perks they get, too. Home security system to protect all their loot? Check. Personal use of the corporate jet? Check. Financial planner to funnel all that dough into off-shore, tax-free accounts? Check.
  • 8 Reasons a developer would NEVER want to be a CIO

    Posted August 4, 2008 - 2:40 pm

    Writing code is the light of a developer's life. The fire of his loins. His sin, his soul. (Thank you, Nabokov.) Writing code is a compulsion for software developers. They have to do it-often at the expense of personal grooming, developing their social skills and cultivating relationships with the opposite sex. Becoming a CIO would take them away from their one true passion.
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