Christina Wood

Contributing writer

Articles by Christina Wood

8 tips for finding meaning in your IT career
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8 tips for finding meaning in your IT career

When you find yourself at a loss for purpose, knowing where other IT leaders have found meaning can help bring a sense of value and motivation back into your IT career.
September 22, 2022
The art of delegating: 6 tips for IT leaders
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The art of delegating: 6 tips for IT leaders

Letting go of vital tasks can be challenging. But CIOs can free themselves up to tackle higher-level issues and build stronger teams by viewing delegation as a key leadership skill to develop.
August 25, 2022
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
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
7 interview mistakes that cost you key IT hires
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7 interview mistakes that cost you key IT hires

A subpar interview process is a chief reason why IT pros turn down job offers. Here’s how your hiring team may be sabotaging its chances of landing top talent in a tight market.
January 27, 2021
7 tips to position yourself for promotion
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7 tips to position yourself for promotion

IT pros with eyes on senior-level roles must fill out their skill sets, learn to present their successes, find the right champions, and make their aspirations known.
October 30, 2020
How to negotiate a job offer
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How to negotiate a job offer

Compensation is one thing, but CIOs and soon-to-be CIOs should leverage their job offer position by putting their values on the table and setting themselves up for success before they sign.
October 23, 2020
4 hot project management trends — and 4 going cold
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4 hot project management trends — and 4 going cold

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a number of project management trends already under way — and greatly altering long-held practices that no longer seem as relevant as remote work rises.
August 4, 2020
9 lies IT managers tell themselves
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9 lies IT managers tell themselves

You’ve got it all covered: security, budget, stakeholders’ needs. Or do you? These common self-deceptions can come back to haunt your IT initiatives — and your career.
June 4, 2020
8 expert tips for remote project management
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8 expert tips for remote project management

Seasoned remote project managers offer next-level tips and tricks from the virtual trenches for coordinating the output and productivity of remote teams.
May 1, 2020
8 lies project managers tell themselves
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8 lies project managers tell themselves

From overvaluing milestones to assuming everyone has a unified vision of project success, don’t let these common PM self-deceptions sink your project.
March 4, 2020