By Hardeep Mehta • Leadership • December, 2017
One of the most compelling tasks as a Chief Information Officer, or anyone in management position, is learning how to best work with your employees. You can get any degree, certification, or obtain expertise in a skillset, but it will not prepare you for dealing with others. It will, also, not warn you of how diverse and complex people are, and that they all have specific objectives for their jobs and careers. Getting to know your employees an...
By Hardeep Mehta • Leadership • November, 2017
Defining a technology roadmap for your company is your main task as Chief Information Officer. In order to do this, you must determine the priority of ongoing projects and project requests. Factors that help in this process include identifying return on investment (ROI), technology resource allocation, interdisciplinary guidance, and management approval. Once you have these key factors down, it will become more streamlined for you to build out...
By Hardeep Mehta • Leadership • October, 2017
As a Chief Information Officer, it may seem like a daunting task to know the ins and outs of every project your employees are working on. This is not to say you need to know all the details, but you need to know the trajectory of a certain project or the workings of a certain software service being utilized. For example, an employee is working on implementing live chat to your ecommerce website. Do you need to know that the service is implemen...
By Hardeep Mehta • Leadership • September, 2017
Watching a Ted Talk is one of the most simple and modern ways to gain wisdom that can be applied to our daily lives. While all Ted Talks are riveting and intriguing in their own individual ways, there are some that can be useful for those in leadership positions or for those that have much responsibility or influence on others. Here are 5 Ted Talks to improve business leadership.