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
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
How to assess soft skills before you hire
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How to assess soft skills before you hire

In the digital era, tech skills are scarce, but soft skills like emotional intelligence, creativity and strategic thinking are the secrets to success. Here’s how to ensure you hire for the intangibles.
January 28, 2020
9 effective team building activities to try this year
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9 effective team building activities to try this year

Whether you're trying to mend a broken team, make newcomers feel welcome or reward a high-performing team, finding the right team building activity is key. Here are 9 popular activities and why they work.
June 14, 2019
Are you a workplace bully? 9 questions that will help you find out
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Are you a workplace bully? 9 questions that will help you find out

Corporations can’t afford to waste money on leaders who do more damage than they can ever make up for in results. So, if your answers to any of these questions indicate that you have tendency to be the bully, it’s time for some personal growth. Your job probably depends on it.
August 9, 2018