Isaac Sacolick, President of StarCIO, a digital transformation learning company, guides leaders on adopting the practices needed to lead transformational change in their organizations. He is the author of Digital Trailblazer and the Amazon bestseller Driving Digital and speaks about agile planning, devops, data science, product management, and other digital transformation best practices. Sacolick is a recognized top social CIO, a digital transformation influencer, and has over 900 articles published at InfoWorld, CIO.com, his blog Social, Agile, and Transformation, and other sites.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Isaac Sacolick and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
Accomplishing multiple strategic objectives through a single vision and investment is key — especially when digital investments are lean and desired business outcomes are broad.
All CIOs have been in a meeting where they challenged someone’s thinking and received an emotional response. I call these blow-up meetings, and how you handle them can create a pivotal moment in your transformation or change management program.
Putting data and visualization tools in the hands of business people is one thing; getting IT out of the business of running reports is quite another.
If you're going to challenge people’s assumptions, be prepared to manage tough dialogs and lead them to breakthrough moments.
CEOs should play a strategic role marketing the strategy, clearing hurdles on aligning resources and defining the future culture of the organization.