One thing CIOs can’t underestimate? The value of the infrastructure team, and the “very nuanced, very complicated” work they do, says John Henderson, who reflects on the key lessons he has learned during his career.
From driving digital strategies to staying connected with virtual teams, CIOs have faced a new set of challenges during the pandemic, while developing new strengths, according to Nick Giannas of WittKieffer.
The hardest part about leading teams during a pandemic? Trying to maintain a reasonable pace, says Dr. John Halamka. During a recent webinar, he provided an update on Covid-19 testing and vaccines, and addressed the “strange mix of emotions” facing leaders.
One of the most important qualities in leaders? The ability to “put yourself in the shoes of end users to understand the best way to deliver and support IT systems,” says Ron McKinnon, CIO at Central Maine Healthcare.
One of the keys to turning around a failing project? Stop playing not to lose, said our panelists, who shared how Franciscan Health and CBTS went from being toe-to-toe to arm-in-arm, and saved a major initiative.