Lyria has over 15 years in executive IT leadership. She believes transforming IT culture is critical to increasing the ROI that IT delivers to the business. This transformation starts when IT leaders become business leaders.

Her firm, DISRUPT IT!, specializes in developing the IT leadership pipeline by focusing on the skills and executive presence IT leaders need to drive business value.

You can reach Lyria on LinkedIn.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Lyria Charles and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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4 steps to freshen up your image

If you're not being chosen for highly-visible assignments that could advance your career, then maybe it's time for a spring makeover!
April 13, 2016
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How to turn your IT crisis into an opportunity

Application and technology failures are bound to happen. Instead of applying Band-Aids to get through the crisis, turn this failure into an opportunity and get the funding and support you need for the right solution.
March 1, 2016
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Learning how to say NO is healthy for you and your career

It's important to say 'no' these days - because until we learn to say 'no' we continue to be stressed and overwhelmed with too much to do in not enough time. And isn't it usually our priorities that suffer?
December 3, 2015
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Have zombies taken over your IT department?

Do your business partners view IT as a necessary evil rather than a trusted partner and adviser? It could be you have an IT zombie culture that is disengaged and disconnected from your business stakeholders.
October 29, 2015
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How to stay sane in a dysfunctional environment

Working in a dysfunctional environment? The key to your success is to understand your sphere of influence and control, and do your best within those boundaries.
October 19, 2015
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How do you celebrate your heroes?

Organizational culture is shaped through people. How do we capture the stories of the people and teams who made a great impression on the company’s history and culture?
September 2, 2015
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Your 90 day plan: Focus on people

Your ability to develop trusting relationships early on in your new role will serve you well during your first 90 days and throughout your career at the company.
August 14, 2015
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Your 90 day plan: Listen, learn, validate

Your first 90 days in a new IT leadership role should be focused on learning. Investing this time will help you understand the current state, appreciate the culture and inform your strategy.
August 6, 2015
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How to be successful in your new IT leadership job

Starting a new IT leadership job can be an exciting time in your life. Yet it can also lead to disaster if you don’t have an onboarding plan to ensure your success.
July 29, 2015