All posts tagged Team

Transition to transformation to continued development.

So there we were, three lads at the back of Mr. Carter’s British History class, Richard H, Richard C (me) and Gary. This was going to be a two year support friendship to ensure we passed a GCSE that to me was important as at that stage in my life I thought I was going… Read More

What should you never tell the CEO?

What does my boss never want to hear? Ian Cox, a prominent commentator on the role of the CIO recently published an open letter to all CEOs. The letter contains five pieces of advice every CEO should hear about the role of the CIO and how a CEO can support them more. The corollary of… Read More

The perfect commute…

The journey to work for so many people across the globe is a miserable experience. Heavy traffic, an alarm call just a little too early, and a squashed train or worse still a missing train. At least once a week I see friends on social media upset by the commute to work, wishing they didn’t… Read More

What skills make up the CIO skill set?

Leading a team. How did that become the key role of an Informatics specialist? The day the specialist became a CIO, that’s when! Trying to build a team whilst leading a team and trying to create enthusiasm in a whole team … that is a basic skill of the successful CIO in 2013. What is… Read More

To be a fox, or to be a hedgehog?

I am reading Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise, and a thought struck me about his categorisation of those that can make good forecasts and those that would be best leaving it to luck. He proposes that there are two types of people who forecast; the Hedgehogs amongst us are specialized people, often having… Read More

Putting the “IS” in team!

I have a directorate of around 50 people that I am extremely proud of, they work hard to deliver some wonderful innovative solutions to quite complex problems against a financially “tight belt”. The structure is quite traditional for any informatics directorate; Project Management function Technology Office (Including Infrastructure, Development and Test) Design Authority (Including Business Analysis)… Read More

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