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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THE WHO IS WHERE ALL THE LEVERAGE IS

THE WHO IS WHERE ALL THE LEVERAGE IS

Leading the journey to becoming a more agile business based on a well-structured, integrated and holistic multi-year plan is easy to say, but it’s very hard to achieve without an extremely talented team. Decades of transformation work have continuously reinforced the idea that if you have the right WHO – Structure, Leadership, Culture and Talent […]

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THE JOURNEY TO BECOMING AN AGILE BUSINESS

THE JOURNEY TO BECOMING AN AGILE BUSINESS

Over the last few decades, most large and successful 20th century businesses have calcified around their legacy systems and processes. The journey to becoming more agile and nimble will require a thoughtful, well-structured, well-designed and well-executed multi-year plan. The plan needs to be focused on achieving three major outcomes – Business, Architectural and Organizational. All […]

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BECOMING AN AGILE BUSINESS

BECOMING AN AGILE BUSINESS

Any successful digital transformation must start with the end in mind and describe what victory would look like. In this modern era, simply stated, the Future Vision for any business leadership team should be an agile business model that can continuously innovate at speed and scale. Most businesses can look forward 3-5 years and say […]

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EVERY ENTERPRISE HAS A CHOICE – TRANSFORM OR DECLINE

EVERY ENTERPRISE HAS A CHOICE – TRANSFORM OR DECLINE

It’s clear to see what Amazon, Uber, AIRBNB, Apple Pay and other new world disruptors and leaders have achieved with their respective business models. These companies embody the notion of a digital business and are made for, and even have defined, the modern or digital era of business. The Challenge of Transforming into the Digital […]

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Posted in: AirBNB, Amazon, Apple Pay, digital era, Digital transformation, IT leadership, IT transformation, modern era, The Feld Group Institute, Uber

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WHY CHANGE?

WHY CHANGE?

The WHY change mandate is coming into focus for all large, legacy companies in most industries. These companies must use technology to transform into a more agile business. If they fail to do so, these companies will begin a slow decline and even run the risk of extinction. Accept that Change is Beneficial and Inevitable. […]

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Guiding Principles Learned in the First 50 Years of IT

Guiding Principles Learned in the First 50 Years of IT

Throughout history, technological inventions have always fueled growth and prosperity. However, with today’s unparalleled, rapid-fire pace of IT innovation and global adoption, it has never been more stunningly apparent that technology is at the heart of global competitiveness, enterprise excellence and sustainable success. A Summary of My IT Career I’ve had the privilege of playing […]

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Welcome to The Feld Group Institute

Welcome to The Feld Group Institute

Often dubbed as the First CIO in corporate America, Charlie Feld has led transformation efforts for Fortune 500 organizations such as Frito-Lay, Southwest Airlines, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and FedEx. With 50 years of hard work under his belt, Charlie Feld started the Feld Group Institute to inspire a holistic and human approach to IT leadership based of […]

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