Leaders Employ Governance
It All Comes Down to Relationships
They listen, delegate, communicate, collaborate and lead by example. Their businesses want to expand into new markets, respond faster to customers and take out cost. And they have been able to use IT to those ends.
Meet the winners of the 2006 CIO Decisions Midmarket Leadership Awards, recognized for their extraordinary achievements in resourceful, business-focused use of information technology. Our judging panel of IT executives and industry observers selected these 25 leaders from a pool of more than 175 nominees based on these and other criteria (see the awards methodology).
Yet as disparate as the winners are as professionals and as people, there were two themes that jumped off the page of every winning application: governance and relationships. The importance of these two components of leading IT organizations quickly became clear as nominees described their work improving organizations that were malfunctioning, underperforming or just not bringing commensurate value to the business. So turn the page and meet our winners. We hope you'll be one of them next year.
This was first published in July 2006