The Art Of Real Conversation

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Five meetings a day!?!?!?!?” stormed my boss. “That’s ridiculous. You should have double, triple that. You should be meeting with vendors every half hour, all day!” “Are you serious?” I asked. “If I do that, I’m going to be a useless, frazzled zombie by lunch. I’m going to be running around like a chicken with […]

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An Action Plan For Making Meetings Productive

Christopher Walden, Director of IS, Health First (former CIO, HealthAlliance) Hospital

How much time do you think the average person in your organization spends talking about past events? How many hours in a week do you find yourself in meetings where you are rehashing past events, and no one walks out of the meeting with any action plans on how to learn from the past and […]

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When The King Becomes Jester

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief, hsCIO.com

“Word is that the company wants us to talk about race relations with customers,” Sally, a barista at a Starbucks I frequent, said. “Have you heard anything about it?” “Not a word,” I said. “Sounds strange. I’ll Google it.” As Sally went back to taking care of customers — the line now 6 deep as […]

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Panel Discussion: The Young CIO, Part 3

Joey Hobbs, CIO, Community Hospital Anderson

The onboarding learning curve — “They expect you to come in and figure things out.”
Huddles, town halls & one-on-ones
“It’s tough deciding how transparent you’re going to be.”
Making IT a social media department
Open-door empowerment policy
Learning from mentors — “Take risks, but make the mistake only once.”

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No One Wants A Surprise Party

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com

“What happened?” my friend Emily asked as I emerged from my boss’ office, looking utterly defeated. I had just endured my annual review, and it hadn’t gone well. When I didn’t answer right away, Emily suggested we go for a walk and get some coffee (although wine would’ve been more appropriate). “You know that Revolutionary […]

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