This week, in the Leadership Articles segment of Business Security Weekly, Matt Alderman, Paul Asadoorian and Jason Albuquerque discuss the following articles: 5 CIO and IT leadership trends for 2020, First Look: Leadership Books for January 2020, Replace Resolutions with Habits and Make Your Life Mean Something Beyond 2020, The Right Way to Form New Habits, How to Handle Speaking In Public When You’re Not a Public Speaker, and 5 Questions You Can Ask to Learn About Company Culture in a Job Interview.
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- 5 CIO and IT leadership trends for 2020 – Here are five business technology leadership trends to watch in 2020:
- Lines will blur as CIOs take on more CTO responsibilities
- Budgets are increasing, but businesses demand value realization
- Projects morph into products
- Small improvements, constant iteration even in personal development
- Trouble’s ahead — and technology is keeping business afloat
- First Look: Leadership Books for January 2020 – Here’s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2020:
- Teaching by Heart: One Professor’s Journey to Inspire by Thomas J. DeLong
- All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success by Wayne Baker
- Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
- The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders by John C. Maxwell
- Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage by Laura Huang
- The Future Leader: 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next Decade by Jacob Morgan
- Replace Resolutions with Habits and Make Your Life Mean Something Beyond 2020 – Humans are meaning-making machines. We make something real out in the world, then follow it until it reveals our purpose. 4 Ways to Take Action, Build Habits And Live A Purposeful Life:
- Make it Part of Your Daily Routine
- The 2-Minute Rule
- Stack New Habits On Current Ones
- Identity-Based Habits
- The Right Way to Form New Habits – HBR interviews James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. His two recommendations include the following, but goes much deeper in this interview:
- Scale down your goals
- Focus on identity, not outcome
- How to Handle Speaking In Public When You’re Not a Public Speaker – Use the following strategies for your upcoming public speaking engagement:
- Accept that nerves are natural.
- Start with a story.
- Control your non-verbals.
- Practice your ass off.
- 5 Questions You Can Ask to Learn About Company Culture in a Job Interview – Company culture is an important factor in choosing a job. What questions can you ask in an interview to learn more about the culture?
- What does a typical career path for someone in this position look like?
- When and how is feedback given?
- What are the goals for the company this year, and in five years?
- What is your favorite workplace tradition?
- How often do people get together outside of work?
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