So many CIO Paradoxes, so little time. In this edition of The Heller Report, I introduce three new paradoxes, all under the banner of M&A. CIO magazine published this column back in August, and I received so much feedback on it, that I am compelled to recirculate it to all of you. Also in this issue, a new feature: The Quotable CIO (which, I might add, is not an oxymoron). Our good friends at the CIO Executive Council occupy the third spot in this Report, and we close with a shameless plea for help. Enjoy!
1. The M&A Paradox: How CIOs can get past it and drive M&A success
Read the M&A Paradox article
2. The Quotable CIO: Wit and wisdom in the age of twitter
Who on earth can say anything meaningful in fewer than 140 characters? CIOs can! I’ve spent the last few weeks tweeting some of the words of wisdom I have heard from CIOs, and most of which I am including in my forthcoming book, The CIO Paradox. Once we are past the editorial review stage for the book, I can add bylines to these statements, but for now, please enjoy them in anonymous form. If you have any tweetable bon mots of your own, please include them in the comments section. I’d love to grow our collection.
Read The Quotable CIO
3. A New Program from The CIO Executive Council: The Executive Women in IT (EWIT) Leadership Connection
The CIO Executive Council recently introduced a wonderful new program dedicated to advancing women in IT and in business. The Executive Women in IT (EWIT) Leadership Connection provides access to peer advice, events, resources and tools to help women on their journey to success. I have participated in several sessions and am consistently impressed by their quality.
Information on EWIT Leadership Connection
4. Our Shameless Plea for Help: Forward The Heller Report to a Friend!
For all of you who claim to enjoy The Heller Report, put your email where your mouth is and forward The Report to a friend (who can subscribe here). The larger our community, the more peer-based knowledge we can send your way.
Thanks for reading this week's installment of The Heller Report. I look forward to hearing from you.
President, Heller Search Associates