6 Amazing Influence Strategies for CIO & Technology Leaders

Influence Strategies

As CIO or technology leaders, our ability to influence our organisations is a critical component of professional success. This post contains seven amazing influence strategies that you can use to help get traction in your business, deal with difficult stakeholders and ultimately, get things done.   Back in 2000, a much younger, greener version of […]

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Focusing on the pig instead of the lipstick

Project management

I have delivered a lot of projects over the last 20 years, read a lot of project management books, and have gone to a lot of conferences searching for the elusive answer to the same old question “Why do projects fail?”. It is such a simple question yet after all this time, for some reason […]

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Going Agile? Without Buy-in, You’re Going Nowhere

After running a series of workshops for a client recently on how to get buy-in to their new Agile ways of working, I found myself reflecting on my own experiences running Agile and in particular, the importance of buy-in to Agile adoption. Buy-in is the acceptance of, and commitment to, an agreed course of action. […]

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How to Build Buy-in to Your Great Ideas

Successful change, innovation, and implementation all rely on leaders who can build buy-in and commitment with the people around them. To help you, today I’m publishing my new white paper “Setting the Stage for Change – How to Build Buy-in to Great Ideas“. Why am I publishing this? You don’t have to look far today […]

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The #1 thing that will make your project easier

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.” – Peter Drucker You don’t have to look far today to find articles on the increasing rate of change we are facing. Words like disruption, competition, and innovation saturate almost every business report and blog and the pressure to be the newest, […]

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How to be the odd one out this week

There were three stories in March that captured my attention. One involving Mark Zuckerberg, one involving Steve Smith and one involving Captain Lisa Norman. Now two out of three of these names will be well known to you. Mark Zuckerberg needs no introduction, and Steve Smith is (or was) the golden captain of the Australian […]

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7 problem stakeholders that will give you sleepless nights

This week I’m in San Francisco running my Busted to Trusted workshop as part of Stanford LEAD’s Me2We conference. With over 300 LEADer’s from 23 nations in attendance, it’s guaranteed to be a fantastic three days of inspiration, innovation, and implementation! Why am I running my Busted to Trusted workshop at Me2We? Well, earlier this year […]

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