How To: Diffusing the Tension Between CFOs and CIOs

According to a Gartner study, 45 percent of CIOs report directly to the CFO, rather than to the CEO or COO of their company. This can lead to conflicts, as CFOs don't always understand the needs of the IT department. The following tips can help you diffuse tension between your CFO and CIO.

Focus on ROI

The first question any CFO will ask about an IT project is "What's the return on investment?" CIOs can sometimes overlook this vital piece of information because they focus instead on the technical features of a new solution. Training CIOs to always work out the predicted ROI of a

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5 Lessons From Our Greatest Supply Chain Leaders

One of the best ways to develop skills in a specific area is to emulate the habits of people who have already attained success in that field. This is as true for supply chain management as it is for sports. The goal of this post is to examine the opinions of some of the world’s top supply chain leaders in order to empower future / up-and-coming leaders in the space.

These leaders were not chosen at random. Gartner recently released their 2016 Supply Chain Top 25 list, which ranks businesses based on the success and efficiency of their supply chains. The first three lessons come fro

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Five Questions Executives Should Ask Before Adopting the Next Big Tech Acronym

For most CEOs and executives, the massive investment they’ve made in technologies deployed to help them with complex operational and strategic decisions have been extremely frustrating. The adoption of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system was supposed to provide a single integrated view of your business to help drive decision-making across all functional areas.

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How to Be a Better Leader: Four Guiding Principles

Executive leadership determines the direction and an organization’s level of success — or its failure. In the highly competitive manufacturing environment, effective leadership is critical if companies want to overcome market saturation and low consumer switching costs.

Without effective leadership, an organization fails to create adequate systems that deliver products optimized for revenue and profitability. More and more, executives are faced with increased competition, higher customer satisfaction / retention demands and increased pressure from shareholders to produce results faster and more efficiently.

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