From the Inside Flap
Unlike the CIOs of the recent decade, the modern CIO must take an active hand in developing and guiding the multiple processes required to achieve the company's strategic goals. This represents a sharp break with the past, when the primary responsibility of IT was serving internal customers and responding to the expressed needs of business units operating within the traditional boundaries of the enterprise.
The Transformational CIO serves as a helpful guide for CIOs, IT leaders, and IT suppliers, covering many of the critical topics that concern IT executives struggling to manage successfully in today's rapidly changing markets. It introduces Muller's four-step modeldefine, build, lead, and changerevealing a simple, practical framework for developing transformational projects, rolling them out smoothly, and making them operational within the accelerated time frames that have become the norm in business today.
Intelligent and visionary, The Transformational CIO explores real-world situations in which IT leaders successfully managed the types of challenges and issues that, sooner or later, you are likely to confront in your career, with invaluable guidance on:
Partnering with your business
How to think like a CEO
Your first 30 days on the jobwhat you need to do
How to prepare for the next steps on your career path
Attracting and keeping superior talent
Enriching customer experience
In this truly quantum universe, the CIO's portfolio of responsibilities includes hundreds of duties. Some of these duties are abstract, some are concrete; some are obvious, others are subtle. The right book for today's CIO, The Transformational CIO helps you brace yourself for the coming changes and deal successfully with the challenges ahead.