Eric P. Bloom

Eric P. Bloom

Contributing writer

Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, the governing body of the ITMLP (IT Management and Leadership Professional) and ITMLE (IT Management and Leadership Executive) certifications, and a leading provider of IT leadership, interpersonal communication and business skills training.

Articles by Eric P. Bloom

7 ways to foster IT innovation
Developing IT Leaders

7 ways to foster IT innovation

Building a culture of innovation doesn't happen by chance. It requires planning, commitment, and leadership effort. Here are seven tips on how to enhance your group's innovative spirit and its ability to gain an IT advantage.
October 6, 2022
5 tips for making hybrid work in IT
Developing IT Leaders

5 tips for making hybrid work in IT

If you, your leadership, or your team has been unsure of how to define and roll out a hybrid work environment, you too have experienced the Great Hybrid Confusion. Here are some tips that may be of help.
April 28, 2022
How CIOs become IT thought leaders
Developing IT Leaders

How CIOs become IT thought leaders

IT thought leadership increases the value of IT to the organization, enhances the reputation of the CIO and other IT executives, and helps IT get a seat at the business strategy table. Here’s how to get there.
March 15, 2022
CIO as business partner: 4 prerequisites IT leaders must master
Developing IT Leaders

CIO as business partner: 4 prerequisites IT leaders must master

IT leaders wanting to be seen and treated as an equal business partner and be included in the organization’s strategic vision, objectives, values, and decisions must first exhibit these four key business and communication attributes.
January 10, 2022
Can’t find the IT skills you need? Take a closer look at your team
Developing IT Leaders

Can’t find the IT skills you need? Take a closer look at your team

Your IT employees likely possess skills and knowledge that are unused in their current roles and may make it easier for them to learn new skills. Together, these hidden and transferable skills provide a treasure trove of untapped IT talent.
October 27, 2021
7 techniques to enhance your power to persuade
Developing IT Leaders

7 techniques to enhance your power to persuade

In the workplace, influence is the ability to move someone’s thinking, actions, or decisions in a way that advances your business objectives. These seven concepts and techniques will give your influence skills a boost.
September 10, 2021
IT technical fellowship: A new path to the top
Developing IT Leaders

IT technical fellowship: A new path to the top

IT pros at the top of their careers as individual contributors are often faced with few career choices: Go into management or stay where they are. Establishing an IT Technical Fellow career track can change that, providing a new way to recognize and retain top talent.
August 10, 2021
Looking to advance your IT career? Join the club
Developing IT Leaders

Looking to advance your IT career? Join the club

Active participation in IT industry associations is key to accelerating leadership growth. Here's how to reap the benefits now and throughout your career.
July 28, 2021
Leading a hybrid IT workforce: 10 steps to ease the transition
Developing IT Leaders

Leading a hybrid IT workforce: 10 steps to ease the transition

Today’s hybrid workplace is being driven entirely by management decision—and everyone has an opinion on how it should be done. Here are 10 steps to prepare for leading in this new and evolving reality.
July 1, 2021
Enterprise no/low code platforms: A golden phoenix has risen
Driving IT Productivity

Enterprise no/low code platforms: A golden phoenix has risen

Today’s more modern no/low code platforms are finding their sweet spot within a CIO’s technology strategy. These no/low code platforms now offer new, more nimble ways for IT to help the business move faster and deliver improved customer journeys and business outcomes.
February 5, 2019
Teaching technology, enhanced lives and building local economies
Driving IT Productivity

Teaching technology, enhanced lives and building local economies

There is a wonderful undercurrent of technology training specifically designed to enhance the lives and standard of living of those attending their classes, while simultaneously helping build local economies and providing a trained workforce to local companies in dire need of a technically trained workforce. LaunchCode is an example of this wonderful technology trend.
January 14, 2019
7 key CIO influence strategies
Driving IT Productivity

7 key CIO influence strategies

As an IT executive, the ability to influence others within a workplace is a key component of professional success. This post contains seven key influence strategies that can be used to help you gain funding for important projects, negotiate advantageous vendor contracts, reduce project risk, attain needed project resources and advance your career.
December 21, 2018
How business relationship management maximizes the value of IT
Driving IT Productivity

How business relationship management maximizes the value of IT

Business relationship management (BRM) is an important and growing movement, inside and outside of IT. Conceptually, it has existed for years, but now, energized by formalized process, digital transformation, and the continued blending of IT and business practices is helping maximize the value of IT spend within the enterprise.
October 22, 2018
How the power of communication serves IT
Driving IT Productivity

How the power of communication serves IT

Communication is a key ingredient in IT efficiency, effectiveness and value to organizations it serves. The former CIO of HBO, Michael Gabriel, explains how use this to your professional and organizational advantage.
July 16, 2018
2 key drivers of IT digital transformation leadership
Driving IT Productivity

2 key drivers of IT digital transformation leadership

IT’s path to digital transformation (DX) leadership is driven by IT’s organizational clout and ability to innovate. Does your IT group meet the criteria?
May 29, 2018
IT’s 4 potential roles in digital transformation
Driving IT Productivity

IT’s 4 potential roles in digital transformation

There are four potential roles IT can play in in its company’s digital transformation activities, ranging from an uninvolved “DX observer” to your company’s “DX leader." The difference is IT’s organizational clout and its ability to innovate. Which one are you?
May 8, 2018