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Graduate RLF Program graduates initial class
SIM
The inaugural Graduate Regional Leadership Forum (G RLF) held its graduation ceremony on May 15, 2015. It marked the culmination of a highly successful and impactful program for 18 exceptional participants identified by their companies as top talent targeted for senior leadership from a cross-section of locations, industries and RLF forums.
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Whether outsourcing or insourcing, CIOs need control
CIO
When outsourcing enterprise IT projects, CIOs risk losing direct control over key elements of quality and performance. And as the number of enterprise applications and projects grows, the issue of control only becomes greater. The good news is that automation technology enables CIOs to retain control over quality assurance, whether the function is outsourced or insourced.
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Why chief data officers should really be chief digital officers
Tech Insider
The role of chief data officer within federal agencies is on the rise. It's about time. Unfortunately, it's probably also not enough. Now that many agencies have gotten around to vetting, hiring and enabling a data executive, the needed role has grown larger. Simply stated, federal agencies do not need a chief whose primary responsibilities are to find, curate and harvest data while refereeing internal turf wars.
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CIO certifications to advance your career
InformationWeek
Today's IT leaders need business skills, including management, governance, and strategy, plus tech know-how. Here are six types of certifications that can help advance your organization and your career.
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What companies can learn from 'Game of Thrones' when hiring their next chief information officer
Entrepreneur
As a business grows, the hiring of a chief information officer can be hugely important. They have full control over company's technology, which now touches every area of a business. Whether they're risk-averse or spendthrift, how a CIO handles their everyday challenges can determine the overall success of the IT department and the company as a whole.
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The problems facing chief information officers
Beta News
With technologies like cloud systems and big data increasingly in demand the role of the chief information officer is evolving and throwing up new problems all the time. Enterprise search company Lucidworks has produced an infographic looking at the changes most affecting CIOs and what can be done to embrace them.
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What to do when employee performance feedback goes wrong
CIO
Managers can read books, get trained, practice and plan, and still your employee may toss you something you don't anticipate. But you can handle it. The key is asking good questions and really listening.
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When mistakes happen, letting go will help you get ahead
By Michael J. Berens
When mistakes happen at work, do you tend to dwell on them and worry about what your boss and co-workers may think? If so, you may not only be causing yourself a lot of stress, but you may also be holding yourself back. Several recent studies show fixating on mistakes can negatively affect your performance and your ability to interact effectively with others. By learning to let go, you can minimize the consequences of your mistakes and improve your standing in the company.
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