The 25-year-old business book is still supremely relevant--but the number of distractions fighting for your attention might make you work a little harder.I remember meeting Dr. Stephen R. Covey during my days as a corporate manager. It was at a training conference that ran for about two days straight, and I was blown away by his ability to captivate the crowd, present salient details, and whip through a presentation.The author and speaker, who wrote The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989, died tragically in a bike accident in 2012.
A lack of new challenges and low support for big projects can make it tough for CIOs to stay put, leading to shorter tenures for CIOs than for other executives.Late last year, the global consultancy Booz & Company polled 60 CIOs at companies around the world in search of wisdom about CIO success, motivation, and retention. Though the survey catered to large companies, you’ll see that the findings are highly relevant to smaller organizations too. Even if you don’t yet have a formal CIO function in your C-suite, you certainly have a key employee (or key people) who are the highest-ranking techies.