Tech Decision Maker

The IT leadership source that will supply you with the knowledge you need to choose technology and best practices that will map to your company's strategic goals.

  • It's time to cowboy up

    It's time to cowboy up

    To cowboy up means that when things get tough you have to get up, dust yourself off, and keep trying. Executive and leadership coach John M. McKee says that it's time for leaders at all levels to do j...

    John McKee · September 5, 2011, 10:55 PM PST

  • Business Intelligence: A strategy-based initiative

    Business Intelligence: A strategy-based initiative

    Every company needs a clear set of goals and objectives to achieve maximum benefits from its business intelligence (BI) strategy. This is what these goals should include.

    Robert Miller · September 6, 2011, 11:17 PM PST

  • In business today: Happiness = Success

    In business today: Happiness = Success

    Is your organization happy? Are your customers? If not, says leadership coach John M. McKee, it's probably time to review your approach. "In this economy, happiness is becoming a competitive edge."

    John McKee · August 10, 2011, 4:00 AM PST

  • Eight ways to get honest feedback

    Eight ways to get honest feedback

    This is a challenging time for organizations of all sizes. Today, more than ever, says executive coach John M. McKee, leaders need to get more face time with those who know what's going on. Here are e...

    John McKee · August 16, 2011, 4:02 AM PST

  • The great shared service question

    The great shared service question

    While operating with a profit-or-loss mentality can offer leadership opportunities and a drive for efficiency, there are several problems with a full-shared service model.

    Patrick Gray · September 15, 2011, 1:05 AM PST

  • Building the next 'geek generation'

    Building the next 'geek generation'

    Are we doing what we can to cultivate the future geeks, some of whom will turn a coding or hardware "hobby" into the next HP, Apple, or Google?

    Patrick Gray · August 19, 2011, 12:41 AM PST

  • IT as an economic indicator

    IT as an economic indicator

    Patrick Gray finds some reason for hope -- at least as indicated by renewed hiring in IT -- in the midst of a chaotic economic landscape.

    Patrick Gray · August 10, 2011, 6:35 AM PST

  • Market meltdown likely to impact IT spending

    Market meltdown likely to impact IT spending

    The folks who control IT budgets -- chief financial officers -- are not going to be very enthusiastic about spending on tech projects amid the current market volatility.

    Larry Dignan · August 9, 2011, 3:51 AM PST

  • A day in the life of a small college CIO

    A day in the life of a small college CIO

    Scott Lowe, the CIO at a small college, is often asked the question "What actually do you do?" Here's his answer.

    Scott Lowe · October 9, 2011, 9:27 PM PST

  • Are IT projects really ticking time bombs?

    Are IT projects really ticking time bombs?

    There are obviously numerous other factors that affect the outcome of an IT project, but executive involvement and leadership are the most important reasons for project success.

    Andrew King · October 4, 2011, 9:35 PM PST

  • When policy changes are mere corporate narcissism

    When policy changes are mere corporate narcissism

    A technically elegant tweak or data optimization with a raft of benefits on the IT side might be nothing but trouble for the overworked shift manager on the factory floor.

    Patrick Gray · October 4, 2011, 10:54 PM PST

  • HP's CEO failure was lack of leadership savvy

    HP's CEO failure was lack of leadership savvy

    It's not what you're selling -- it's what you stand for. For both leaders and organizations it's important to keep this rule of success in mind.

    John McKee · October 6, 2011, 3:15 AM PST

  • Rebuilding trust in the workplace

    Rebuilding trust in the workplace

    When trust in a workplace remains broken, no one wins, and the process of rebuilding it can be hard. But by practicing these seven steps, you can mend broken trust and move forward with a more engaged...

    Dennis and Michelle Reina · December 20, 2010, 4:47 AM PST

  • Why you need to know about Typhoid Mary

    Why you need to know about Typhoid Mary

    Ever wondered why things seem to go "wrong" when a solid coworker shows up on the scene? John M. McKee says it could be that they are causing those problems without even knowing it.

    John McKee · February 28, 2011, 10:21 PM PST

  • IT lessons from the Charlotte Airport

    IT lessons from the Charlotte Airport

    For better or worse, many CIOs are tasked with the same mission as Jerry Orr, this airport's CEO: delivering a commodity service of high quality at the lowest price in town.

    Patrick Gray · March 4, 2011, 12:19 AM PST