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Video: Five tips to help you become a great leader

This episode of CIO Sanity Savers discusses five powerful tactics that can help boost your chances for success as an IT leader.

Some of the greatest success stories in business come from groups whose leaders saw opportunities where others saw roadblocks. It's no surprise that their teams were more positive and more productive than their competitors. This episode of CIO Sanity Savers discusses five powerful tactics that can help boost your chances for success as an IT leader.

For those of you who prefer text over video, you can click the "Transcript" link underneath the video or you can read the original article from John McKee that this episode was based on: 10 great ideas from five great bosses.

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

3 comments
fredaa
fredaa

Jason, it would be helpful if you provided an URL for the source reference you mention at the end of several of your video transcripts so we can find them easily and quickly. Thanks, Bill

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shepfla

To often today managers in position of authority fail to capitalize on their role. They sacrifice staff or quality for the unrealistic timelines or political favors. Listening is a critical part of communications. It is important to relationships and to problem solving. Identify the core Values that your organization represents and instill them in yourself and your team. These values should be core beliefs or desires that guide or motivate team attitudes and actions. Establish a Vision aligned with Corp. Objectives; allow team to have their input so it becomes owned by team. A vision should be a picture of future success. Your vision should give meaning to your efforts. It should engage your heart and spirit & should lead toward a worthwhile goal. Set a course for Execution and then execute. To often lots of talk but only a few execute. Lead by example, Lead the Change and demonstrate it can be done. When adversity comes as it always does do not shirk your responsibility but instead address it head on knowing you and your team gave their best. Bravery - word not to often heard anymore. Consider bravery as being the one to LEAD the Change, Managing the conflict and above all else do the right things even in the most difficult times and be ready to defend what you believe and what is right.

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