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WHEN WILL THE STAGES OF CHANGE TAKE PLACE?

WHEN WILL THE STAGES OF CHANGE TAKE PLACE?

As I wrote in a recent blog post, Eliminating the Blind Spot Between Business and IT Leaders, establishing a simple common language can be the key to a successful IT-enabled business transformation. In this post, I’ll be focusing on the WHEN and take a deeper dive into each phase of the journey. Pacing and execution […]

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A BIG YEAR FOR FELD GROUP INSTITUTE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

A BIG YEAR FOR FELD GROUP INSTITUTE LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Developing Next Generation Leaders The Feld Group Institute provides training, mentoring and comprehensive support to help companies achieve IT-enabled business transformation. What makes our leadership programs different is that they are built on both decades of practical experience and the latest thought leadership from experienced operating practitioners. Our Capstone For Technology Leadership Development (TLD), 2018 […]

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ELIMINATING THE BLIND SPOT BETWEEN BUSINESS AND IT

ELIMINATING THE BLIND SPOT BETWEEN BUSINESS AND IT

For any IT-enabled business transformation to be successful, or even to get off the ground, an important partnership must be formed between business and IT leadership. One of the most common, and most basic, challenges to making this happen is having those two groups speak a common language so they can discuss complex issues and […]

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IT LEADERS CAN LEARN TO BE GAME CHANGERS

IT LEADERS CAN LEARN TO BE GAME CHANGERS

The Feld Group Institute (TFGI) is a leadership development organization with one mission: To help complex, enterprise-scale, legacy corporations achieve IT-enabled business transformation. The Institute provides training, mentoring and comprehensive support from a network of experienced IT operating leaders and management strategists. Together, we serve executives with a special focus on current and next-generation IT […]

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Posted in: IT leadership, IT transformation, Next Class, The Feld Group Institute

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BACK TO THE FUTURE – “MODERN” SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

BACK TO THE FUTURE – “MODERN” SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

In my decades-long career in the industry, I’ve seen a lot of things come and go. I was excited to witness and be a part of some, while I couldn’t wait for others to fade away. Many of the recent trends excite and encourage me as they center around developing solid, well-engineered business solutions in […]

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Posted in: Agile Business, Charlie Feld

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THE CIO AS THE CHIEF INTEGRATION OFFICER

THE CIO AS THE CHIEF INTEGRATION OFFICER

Over the last 100 years, business models have evolved. Much of this evolution has been driven by innovations in technology, including the automobile, airplane, television, mainframe computers and smartphones. These have enabled commerce to expand from local, to regional, to national and, more recently, to global. However, it’s not that one replaces the other, rather, […]

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Posted in: Charlie Feld, digital era, modern era

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STRUCTURING A WORLD-CLASS IT ORGANIZATION

STRUCTURING A WORLD-CLASS IT ORGANIZATION

Creating a world-class Information Technology department requires more than scrum masters, servers, tablets, software, IoT, artificial intelligence and the technology lingo of the day – Cloud, Bi-Modal, Containers, DevOps, Agile. All of these are useful and have a place. However, we often lean on these new technologies and technology fads so much that we tend […]

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Posted in: IT leadership, The Feld Group Institute

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The 30 Game Changers in Your Organization

The 30 Game Changers in Your Organization

I previously posted that great leaders focus on setting the agenda, building a great team and delivering with consistency. However, that is only part of the challenge for a leader, because none of that matters if you can’t “sell it” and if the business won’t consume it. That’s where “Street Smarts” are required, but I […]

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LEADERSHIP MATTERS MOST

LEADERSHIP MATTERS MOST

I don’t think anyone would dispute that great leadership matters, and that it matters most at critical times. I also think we can win the argument that we’re in one of those critical times right now – as technology is dramatically changing at such a rapid pace and creating disruption, change and opportunities in virtually […]

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WHAT GREAT LEADERS DO GREAT

WHAT GREAT LEADERS DO GREAT

In the five decades of my career, I’ve had the great privilege of learning from some fantastic leaders who created world-class cultures and leadership development programs – especially early in my career at IBM and PepsiCo. I’ve observed great leaders like Tom Watson Jr. at IBM and Wayne Calloway at PepsiCo. I’ve applied those lessons […]

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Posted in: Charlie Feld, IT leadership, The Feld Group Institute

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