Gartner Expert

Tina Nunno

Distinguished VP Analyst

Tina Nunno is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO and Digital Leaders Research Group based in Stamford, Connecticut. Ms. Nunno is a recognized thought leader and has published extensively on technology leadership, executive communications and decision-making. Her best-known original research focuses on helping executives understand and deal with organizational politics and conflict management both strategically and pragmatically.

Ms. Nunno is a sought-after keynote speaker. She has been featured in the opening keynote at multiple Gartner Global Symposia, as well as numerous industry events around the world. Her research and presentations on subjects such as "Presenting to the Board of Directors" and "Strategic Thinking and Decision-Making", and "Power Politics", provide insights for how senior executives can achieve both enterprise and personal success.

Organizational politics is a subject that Ms. Nunno has been passionate about researching, to help executives deal with the most difficult conflict situations. Her range of work includes publications and videos that analyze the dynamics of dealing with political land mines such as investment prioritization, saying "no" assertively, dealing with urgency, and moving from defensive to offensive positioning.

Her best known work includes her book, "The Wolf in CIOs Clothing" deals with the "dark side" of organizational politics, which she describes as when stress or conflict takes over either individual interactions, or enterprise cultures that then need to be brought back to the "light side".

Ms. Nunno enjoys coaching executives on personal branding and achieving career goals such as joining boards of directors, by helping them bring their leadership stance, communications strategies and enterprise contributions to their fullest potential.

She is also the Analyst Sponsor of the Gartner Women's CIO Community, and enthusiastically supports a wide range of diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, Ms. Nunno worked for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. As part of her work for the Congressional Research Service, she led interparliamentary technical assistance programs. She also conducted research on a variety of issues related to international affairs, national defense and United Nations-related issues.

Professional background

U.S. Library of Congress, Congressional Research

Parliamentary Task Force Program Director

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership, Culture and People

CIO Role Evolution

Executive Leadership: Digital Business

Executive Leadership: Executive Transitions

Executive Leadership: Internal Communications

Education

Yale University, B.A., History, Cum Laude

American University, M.P.A., International Program Management

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Working with the Board of Directors, including board presentation reviews

2Navigating organizational politics and conflict management

3Practical and strategic IT governance for CIOs

4Strategic thinking for CIOs

5Dealing with eccentric leadership