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  • Conclusion: Maintaining a good relationship with the CIO provides many benefits to their direct reports. It is more than just being given the opportunity to shine and leading exciting and new innovative initiatives, it is also essential to the well-being of the direct report and keeping them motivated. According to Gallup1, the

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  • Conclusion: Successful business analysts adapt their working practices to ensure they aid in delivering the best solutions to fit business needs in their pivotal role working with IT teams. This is crucial in small delivery teams and in working with the newer Agile methods of delivery.

  • Conclusion:CEOs need their CIOs to be out on the cutting edge to decide which technology to incorporate so that the organisation can adapt and transform in a rapidly changing landscape. As the digital leader, the CIO needs to emphasise the culture shift, be an influencer and guide the change across the IT team and broader enterprise. Organisations that elect CIOs as their

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  • Conclusion:Growth in ICT remains strong in the foreseeable future in a very competitive market. Successful CIOs and ICT leaders responsible for staffing and sourcing need to adopt multiple strategies to successfully recruit, retain and plan for the resource challenges of tomorrow.

  • Conclusion:The ability to inspire as a leader is becoming more recognised as a core management and leadership skill. What does not change overnight are the most innermost core values of how an inspirational leader behaves. Through their leadership they inspire others to perform and succeed, making a positive difference not just internally within the organisation, but also

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  • Conclusion:Effective risk management, whether it is for a change initiative or for ongoing business operations, will ameliorate harm or at the very least reduce the impact of harm. Leaders must understand risk management, and plan and engage with risks and mitigate the risks as appropriate on an ongoing basis.

  • Conclusion:Effective ICT project managers are essential to the successful running of any ICT-led change initiative. They provide a necessary level of trust and confidence to the CIO and are a key resource for any effective CIO running a large mix of ongoing and change initiatives.

  • Conclusion:CTOs need to balance natural technical strengths with traditional leadership skills such as strategic thinking and empathy with others to be initially recruited and then remain as successful CTOs.

  • Conclusion: It is not enough to just work hard and deliver results, although these are essential qualities to get noticed. To obtain that elusive CIO job and then keep it requires more ongoing effort and vigilance negotiating, monitoring and engaging at executive levels.

  • As outlined in “Human Capital Management Solutions: Why your ICT Group needs to get involved with HR right now” (IBRS, 2017) vendors are increasingly offering capabilities right along the spectrum of human capital management (HCM), starting with recruitment, through learning and performance management, to succession planning. This infographic provides a snapshot of vendors key strengths

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  • Conclusion: Leaders play an integral role in setting the team or office culture which, if positive, improves the effectiveness and performance of that team. Be patient as it takes time to turn around a suffering team, even if they are recruited to transform and instil positive cultural change.

  • Conclusion: Learning Management Solutions, Talent Management Solutions and Performance Management Solutions are increasingly offered as Cloud-based SaaS services and are merging into a single product category: Human Capital Management. For Australian organisations, this is both a blessing and a curse. In the long term, it will lessen the need to integrate previously

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  • Conclusion: Too often the CIO or program/project executive will focus on the more tangible aspects of developing a new ICT system, bunch of processes, environments and the like only to have the new initiative fail as a result of risk averse and increasingly change weary and cynical employees1. Successful leaders need to spend increasing

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  • Conclusion: Virtual Teams have become common in most organisations, and technology and globalisation have been the major enablers. Leaders and team participants have found themselves as participants by default and without choice.

    For many, little training or education has been provided to help individuals recognise that their future work environment is going to

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  • Conclusion: It is easier to assess the applicant against technical skills and experience than assessing against soft skills. The time to assess soft skills is at the interview. Ask behavioural questions and recruit the more Emotionally Intelligent candidate. This applies to every recruitment position no matter how technically important the skills are.

  • Conclusion: Staff remember how leaders behave and react during a crisis, rather than when the business is operating successfully. Astute leaders do not just deal with restoration and getting the business back on deck; they also support their staff during and after the crisis and can even create the potential for the organisation to be in a better state than before the crisis

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  • Conclusion: The rapid adoption of SaaS by HR departments is a herald of the way IT departments will need to reinvent themselves. SaaS means that IT will not control everything, but there is an important role for influencing

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