Christina Wood

Contributing writer

Articles by Christina Wood

Empathy: A CIO’s force multiplier
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Empathy: A CIO’s force multiplier

The traits that define transformational leadership are evolving to include soft skills centered on connection and relationships, resulting in improved cultures, talent retention, and business outcomes.
April 29, 2022
7 tips for leading productive remote teams
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7 tips for leading productive remote teams

Even as many organizations chart plans to return to the office, remote leadership isn’t going away any time soon. It’s never too late to build on what you’ve learned leading through the pandemic to ensure productivity continues.
April 8, 2022
6 tips for better hybrid meetings
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6 tips for better hybrid meetings

The days of the conference room speaker phone are done. Facilitating meetings with in-room and remote participants these days requires new tech, new processes, and purpose.
February 25, 2022
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Promotion tips: How to ‘hire from within’

Tapping current staff for new roles can boost morale, retention, and even recruitment. But considering internal candidates for promotion is not without risks and challenges.
November 18, 2021
How to make performance reviews meaningful
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How to make performance reviews meaningful

These formal evaluations, in which managers assess an employee’s performance, are a great opportunity to build culture, bust bias, and bring teams together — especially in tough times.
October 29, 2021
Mentorship: Tips for success
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Mentorship: Tips for success

A mentoring relationship can be a very rewarding experience for everyone involved. IT leaders offer advice on how to get started and how to ensure your mentoring efforts pay off.
October 6, 2021
How to cultivate IT talent remotely
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How to cultivate IT talent remotely

Identifying and growing IT talent in remote and hybrid workplaces is a big change for IT leaders, who must rely more on metrics, emotional intelligence, and new remote skills to elevate the best from their teams.
September 22, 2021
7 new rules of project management
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7 new rules of project management

COVID-19 has greatly affected the future of work and how teams collaborate to get projects done, resulting in significant changes in the skills and strategies necessary to succeed as a project manager.
July 14, 2021
Ensuring culture fit when hiring remotely
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Ensuring culture fit when hiring remotely

The pandemic’s push to remote work has opened up new talent pools beyond commuting distance. But hiring remotely presents challenges, causing IT leaders to rethink culture and how to assess team fit.
April 29, 2021
7 challenges women face in getting ahead in IT
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7 challenges women face in getting ahead in IT

Climbing the career ladder in IT is no easy feat. But for women technologists, the path to the top is that much more difficult, thanks to bias, different standards, and workplace cultures that marginalize them.
March 9, 2021