For every job that a CIO takes on, there is no disputing the importance of effective communication in terms of getting the job done right. From e-commerce strategy to CRM, you have to be able to tell people what you want in a way that both inspires and enforces the enterprise as a whole.

But, of course, you already know all about effective communication. That’s because you’ve been reading up on this very topic. How do we know? Because our CIO readers made Cathleen McCarty’s article “Communication and leadership: A two-way street” the fourth most popular article on the CIO Republic in 1999.

If you were one of the unlucky few who missed this examination of the best ways to lead your company through strong communication skills, then don’t waste any more time. Take charge of your company by communicating the right way with your staff: read McCarty’s article now.

All this week TechRepublic is presenting the top five articles of 1999 for each republic. Be sure to check back for the other must-read articles of the past year. You can read number 5, “XML: The future of the Web,” right now.
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