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The Wolf In CIO's Clothing

As a CIO under fire, is it better to be liked or respected? How do you distinguish between risk and recklessness?

Years of experience working with CIOs have led Tina Nunno to a universal truth: IT is constantly under fire — and the CIO is usually the center of the target.

Building on the implied Machiavellian principle that leaders (like animals) are either predator or prey, Ms. Nunno examines the leadership characteristics of seven animal types, and asserts that the wolf — a social animal with strong predatory instincts — is the ideal example of a successful leader worth following.

Through stories gleaned from Ms. Nunno's work with hundreds of CIOs, The Wolf in CIO's Clothing demonstrates how any CIO can adapt and thrive under pressure by mastering the Machiavellian principles of power, manipulation and warfare.

About The Author

Tina Nunno is a Research Vice President and Gartner Fellow responsible for conducting research and developing publications aimed at helping CIOs and their organizations improve their performance and contribution. She specializes in CIO-related management issues and issues specific to women in technology, and has co-authored the annual Gartner CIO Agenda Survey Report. Her most recent research deals with navigating complex CIO decisions and CIO power politics.

Ms. Nunno will be featured as an analyst speaker at the following events this year:

  • Book signing, Gartner CIO Leadership Forum, Phoenix, AZ, March 1-3
  • Gartner Women's CIO Event, Paris, France. March 10, 2015
  • Keynote, Master Data Management Summit, London, England, March 11-12, 2015
  • Keynote, Gartner Australia-New Zealand Forum, Queensland, Australia, March 23-24
  • Keynote, Gartner Business Intelligence Summit, Las Vegas, NV, March 30-31
  • Keynote, CIO Association of Canada, Peer Forum, Vancouver Canada, April 14-15, 2015
  • Keynote, Prism Conference, Denver, CO, April 20-21, 2015
  • Keynote, Gartner Outsourcing Summit, London, June 1-2
  • Gartner CIO Roundtable, Oslo, Norway, June 3
  • CISO Program speaker, Gartner IT Security Summit, National Harbor, MD, June 8-9
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The Wolf in CIO's Clothing
A Machiavellian Guide to Successful IT Leadership

By Tina Nunno
Hardcover: 232 pages
Price: US$ 24.95
Publisher: Bibliomotion (March 3, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1629560871

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