How to overcome executive isolation
By Ron Ashkenas

“Executive isolation is an inevitable part of the senior leader’s job. Whether it compromises your ability to make decisions and to move the organization forward, however, is up to you,” writes Ron Ashkenas, partner emeritus at Schaffer Consulting. In this HBR article, Ashkenas outlines what you can do to reduce executive isolation so that you don’t inadvertently compromise your decision-making or leadership effectiveness. 

The rise of AI makes emotional intelligence more important
By Megan Beck and Barry Libert

“The booming growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), like most transformational technologies, is both exciting and scary. It’s exciting to consider all the ways our lives may improve, from managing our calendars to making medical diagnoses, but it’s scary to consider the social and personal implications — and particularly the implications for our careers. As machine learning continues to grow, we all need to develop new skills in order to differentiate ourselves. But which ones?” In this HBR article, learn what human capabilities will become increasingly prized in the next 10 years. 

Why CIOs make great board directors
By Craig Stephenson and Nels Olson

“According to Korn Ferry unpublished data, there has been a 74 percent increase in the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards in the past two years,” write the authors of this Harvard Business Review article, who have both helped recruit CIO directors for Fortune 100 companies. In this article, Craig Stephenson and Nels Olson share guidance on what CIOs should be doing on boards, and how to find a CIO that will be a good fit. 

Your high-intensity feelings may be tiring you out
By Emma Seppala

Ever wonder why you’re so exhausted at the end of work - especially if your job isn’t physically demanding? In this HBR article, Dr. Emma Seppala explains that high-intensity emotions could be to blame. She explains the science behind why you may tire easily after work, and what you can do about it.

The dirty little secret about digitally transforming operations
By Markus Hammer, Malte Hippe, Christophe Schmitz, Richard Sellschop and Ken Somers

“There is a common misconception that technology alone can produce magical results. But the reality is the results depend on how people use it, particularly if they can use it to amplify longstanding skills and expertise,” write the authors of this HBR article. This likely comes as no surprise to CIOs, but how do you make sure your peers don’t look to technology as a cure-all? In this article, the authors share what they’ve seen in companies that are doing a good job using new technologies for transformation, and they share some of the secrets that make them successful. 

IT as the new strategic revenue driver
By The Enterprisers Project

Increasingly, IT leaders are being seen as revenue generators for their organizations. It’s by no means a new mandate, but it’s one that’s gaining steam as IT’s role takes on even more prominence in organizations. In this roundtable discussion, three leading IT executives share why they believe IT needs to shed the cost center mentality and become top-line producers. 

Competing for IT's most elusive resource: Talent
By The Enterprisers Project

Talent shortages in IT are nothing new. In fact, CIO Magazine devoted a special issue to the topic in the early 1990s. Even with recent technology slowdowns and whole layers of the IT stack being abstracted at a dizzying pace, the unemployment rate for most IT jobs remains close to zero. Skilled technologists are being recruited in the same way sports prodigies are, often after their first year of college. To look for solutions in this talent-constrained environment, The Enterprisers Project gathered four top IT executives from the Greater Atlanta area for dinner and an evening of conversation. Download the roundtable for the conversation highlights. 

Surviving the IT talent crisis
By Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

Surviving the IT talent crisis has become a critical component in a company's ability to compete and succeed in the digital economy. CIOs must collaborate with HR leaders to overhaul legacy approaches to finding, attracting, and retaining IT talent that is capable of keeping up with the demands of digital transformation, according to new research by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

Learn practical, actionable advice from CIOs and business leaders who are defining the new best practices for IT talent management. Download the full report: “IT Talent Crisis: Proven Advice from CIOs and HR Leaders.”

Software: The true competitive differentiator
By The Enterprisers Project

Almost every company uses software these days, but what can we learn from companies using it to their best business advantage? In this Enterprisers Project virtual roundtable, we gathered five IT leaders from a range of industries to discuss new frontiers of software advantage, including how to build a software-centric culture, open new markets with software, and how to use open source as a development accelerator. Download the conversation to find out how these leading IT executives are evolving their organizations to be more software-centric.

The Internet of Things: Moving from vision to execution
By The Enterprisers Project

With Internet of Things expected to be a $1.7 trillion market in 2020, an “Internet of Everything” future seems inevitable, and it's creating both exciting opportunities and unknown security risks for enterprise IT. The Enterprisers Project asked a group of IT leaders to share their thoughts on moving from vision to execution while minimizing challenges along the way. Learn how leading organizations are identifying the right IoT opportunities while minimizing their security risks.


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