One of the key aspects of change management, according to CIOs Jason Mason and Karen Marhefka, is making sure the key players understand what’s required – and “asking the hard questions,” they said during a recent panel discussion.
Unlike in years past, the topic that seemed to resonate most with CIOs and other healthcare IT leaders didn’t involve technology or budgets, but rather, those who use it to provide care, says Kate Gamble.
Although Type A individuals possess several qualities that can help in achieving personal success, when it comes to leadership, they can fall short – unless they’re willing to learn from their counterparts, says CIO John Mason.
Individuals with a ‘Type A’ personality tend to be passionate, driven, competitive, and outgoing – all positive attributes for leaders. But are they always the obvious choice? John Mason looks at what the designation actually means.
Vendors need CIOs to sell to, and CIOs need vendor products. Sounds simple, right? Not if sales people employ the wrong methods, says CIO John Mason, who provides useful tips on how to get your message across.
Curiosity isn’t just a nice attribute to have – it’s one of the hidden gems of influence and leadership, says John Mason, who offers advice on how to make it part of your strategy.
How are leaders able to differentiate between important information and background noise? It’s all about focus, says John Mason, who believes we can learn much from pilots on how to steer through stressful times.
By investing in work relationships early and often, leaders create credit that can be drawn on in times when it’s most needed, says John Mason, who provides advice on how to build those relationships.
Companies spend millions of dollars trying to understand what they need to do to keep employees engaged, when what they really should be focused on are building relationships between leaders and their staff, says John Mason.
CIOs and other health IT leaders shouldn’t just be thinking about how to bring systems back online after a disaster, but also how to help the business recover and get back in operation, says John Mason.