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In recognition of what would have been Peter F. Drucker's 100th birthday, the Wall Street Journal is rerunning some classic Drucker on Management pieces.  The piece today,  originally published Oct. 21, 1993, is The Five Deadly Business Sins.  The first... Read More..
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Since I haven't harped/amplified on the critical role of talent in tough times in awhile, I thought I'd highlight a couple of tidbits from a recent Fortune interview with Jim Collins on How Great Companies Turn Crisis into Opportunity.  The... Read More..
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As I've mentioned numerous times, one of the great things about my job is I get to interact with lots of smart, interesting people and organizations.  But, odds would be that's not always the case.  Once in awhile, I find... Read More..
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Abbie Lundberg, editor in chief of CIO Magazine, has a great post on Are More CIOs getting Fired, in which she recounts a conversation with Bruce Rogow, IT Consultant, New Paradigm /nGenera contributor, on why previously successful, incumbent CIOs are... Read More..
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I'm exploring some ideas on 'business thinking' for folks in IT leadership positions -- essentially applying business discipline to an IT organization's offerings, capabilities, portfolios and performance -- and one aspect is financial management. In considering this aspect, I find... Read More..
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We've all been in organizations where the first reaction to a downturn is cost-cutting and a myopic focus on keeping the lights on. Sometimes, that is your only option, but for many organizations, a current-term batten down the hatches approach... Read More..
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1. Include the words "always" and "never" in your architectural principles and policies 2. Believe positional authority trumps ability to influence 3. Practice methodology without anthropology 4. Hire an innovator and proceed to micromanage him/her 5. Utilize crowd wisdom for... Read More..
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Continuing on my business-IT integration theme, I want to share some excerpts from a BusinessWeek article, entitled IT's Star Turn. I found the article via Ben Worthen's BizTech blog. The article, written by Jeneanne Rae of Peer Insight talks about... Read More..
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Last week, at BPM Think Tank I shared some of the SOA Consortium (and my) views on the complementary relationship of BPM and SOA. I purposely kept the conversation away from technology and standards. Instead, I focused on the changing... Read More..
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Nice to see this article (free access) in today's WSJ on the increasing role of the CIO in business strategy. Here's some quick excerpts, emphasis is mine: "Other CIOs are going through similar transformations. The computing systems they manage have... Read More..
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Brenda Michelson is the principal of Elemental Links an advisory & consulting practice focused on business-technology capabilities that increase business visibility and responsiveness. Follow Brenda on Twitter.

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