Paul T. Cottey

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Paul T. Cottey is an experienced business professional who has built and operated information technology capabilities at both mature and startup companies. Providing IT and management consulting services, he collaborates with companies across all parts of business operations to provide a perspective not seen from within IT only. He is currently CIO at Water Street Healthcare Partners in Chicago.

Paul is a former executive vice president and CIO at PatientMatters LLC, former CIO of R1 RCM (previously Accretive Health), former vice president of IT at Gores Group, and a former executive partner at Accenture.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Paul T. Cottey and do not necessarily represent those of his employer or of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.


Bad beginnings have bad endings

Bad beginnings have bad endings

If you get off to a bad start on a project, you may never be able to recover.

How was your telecation?

How was your telecation?

The point of a vacation is not to work less, but to not work.

Je bent wat je zegt

De kracht van woorden is immens

You are what you say

You are what you say

The right words can convey more than a thousand pictures.

Hoe ga je om met je nieuwe baas?

En de nieuwe regels die met hem of haar meekomen.

There's a new sheriff in town

There's a new sheriff in town

The challenge as a senior IT leader in an M&A situation is that the new operating rules are unlikely to be communicated clearly, if they are even communicated at all.

Kijk naar mij!

"I'm a loud dog! …You must obey me because I am loud!" —Dogbert You're in the gym and the person next to you makes lots of noise doing the exact same exercise that you are doing silently. He is not sweating more than you are, he...

Look at me!

Look at me!

Some employees are happy being unhappy and can be quite vocal about it. Sometimes, however, attention-seeking behavior is masking something else entirely. It’s your job as a manager to figure out which is which…and what to do about it....

Figures lie. Liars figure

Figures lie. Liars figure

Presenting your IT results in ways which lead to the conclusion you desire.

I'm glad you found someone to love you

I'm glad you found someone to love you

If you don't think you and your IT team are going to be appreciated at the end of the year, here are some ideas on how you can highlight the value IT is providing...without being too too obvious.

You‘re not paranoid if everyone is against you

You‘re not paranoid if everyone is against you

When it comes to security, it's not a question of whether you're going to be attacked. You are. So, what's a CIO to do?

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