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    • Leadership and Information Management 4 of 5 How do we re-engage ?
      • Tony Rucinski
      • University of Wales, Newport
      • Course / Twitter hashtag: #UWNLIM
    • How do we re-engage with the decision makers?
    • On becoming a hybrid
      • A business person who is also an information specialist
      • A knowledgeable person who is also a visionary
      • Someone who is practical and also an innovator
      • Someone who possess both drive and fierce resolve but also compassion
      • Be courageous and challenging but also empathetic and sensitive towards others
    • On becoming a hybrid continued ...
      • Become a ‘can do’ person:
        • Learn the ‘art of the possible’
        • The 80% rule
        • Don’t patronise
      • Be prepared to take risks:
        • “ You will never achieve anything great unless you are willing to be wrong”
        • Go out on a limb for what you believe in
        • Trust your ‘gut’ and your heart
        • Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • More on becoming a hybrid ...
      • Become a business person:
        • Learn general management “stuff”
        • Talk business language not technical jargon
        • Focus on driving revenues up rather that cost cutting
        • Network, network, network
      • Have a vision - without which “the people perish”
        • Find out what is going on in the outside world
        • Demonstrate original thinking
        • Inject ‘nuggets’ of wisdom
    • Are you in the room?
      • Facts:
      • There is always an inner circle – this is where the heart of corporate power lies. These go on right through most organisations.
      • Typically it will be the “CEO”, the finance director and at least one of the non-executive directors – Information Officer post not normally part of it
      • Decisions are often made by the “inner circle” prior to any board meeting – a good lesson for committees by the way!
      • If one of its members comes along to “bounce a few ideas off you before the board meeting”, then you know...
    • adapting to your environment ... Who moved my ... ice ?
    • More things you can do - within the next 1 minute
      • Behave like “that person” from now on
      • Be a “leader” rather than just a deliverer
      • Have an opinion on / a contribution to make in relation to every item on the “agenda”
      • Behave and look like your colleagues in other areas of the business who have influence
      • Build win-win relationships (Dale Carnegie)
    • And things you might want to stop doing - NOW
      • Talking jargon – only “real” words please
      • Stock answers
      • Lack of self awareness – weaknesses question
      • Not doing your homework
      • Stereo-typical image / dress / demeanour
      • Denial of the existence of “politics”
      • Blaming the business – “educating the punters” phrase
      • NEVER criticise, condemn or complain - try it!
      • And what about those limiting beliefs - are you a closet fan of self hypnosis? Thoughts and compound interest ...
    • All you need to be heard - how easy is that?!
      • Personal credibility
        • Prepared to challenge and to take risks
        • Politically astute
        • Innovative and visioning capability
        • Confidence to trust “gut” and “heart”
        • Strategic thinking
        • Seek out and share new knowledge and understanding
        • Cross cultural and cross industry experience
      • Exceptional people skills
        • Ability to communicate effectively & actively listen
        • Leadership, motivational & team building skills
        • Passion and empathy towards others
        • Inspirational and influential
        • Engaging and interesting with a sense of humour
      • Business credibility
        • Knowledge of business and industry
        • Commercial and financial acuity
        • Understanding of social, political and economical trends
        • Business transformation & strategic change management expertise
        • Customer centric
      • Technical credibility
        • Technical proficiency
        • Expertise in due diligence and governance issues
        • Awareness of new technologies and how they will shape business and society
    • So, now look in the mirror
      • Are you seen as:
      • A leader or a follower?
      • Strategic or tactical?
      • Business-centric or technology-led?
      • Commercially astute or naïve?
      • Politically aware or unaware?
      • Leader of a value-adding function or presiding over a cost centre?
      • Making things better or letting them deteriorate? (ie part of the problem or part of the solution)
      • Integrating with the business or isolated from it?
      • Good or poor communicator?
      • Fun and interested to be with or dull and boring (this is LEARNED behaviour)?
      • Liked or disliked?
      • “ One of us” or “one of them”?
    • Hunters of heads say ...
      • Attributes and abilities – 50%
      • Innovation – original “out of the box” ideas
      • Strategic thinking – a plan to achieve long term change
      • Bold decisions – based on intuition and feeling; willingness to take a risk
      • Change agent – steering the company forward and invoking cultural change
      • Potential to be a World class leader and team builder
      • Customer centric
      • Exceptional influencing skills
      • Ability to manage investments and retain financial control
      • Expertise in due diligence and governance issues
      • Cross cultural and cross industry experience
      • You will need good examples of all of the above
      • apply the “so what” test
      • How you come across – 50%
      • The ability to convey complex concepts simply and without patronising
      • To be able to express yourself powerfully
      • And to be engaging i.e. interesting and “passionate” with a sense of humour
    • Three kinds of people ...
      • Is it time to reinvent
      • yourself?
      • Three things to:
      • Start doing – INVENT
      • Continue doing – KEEP
      • Stop doing - BIN Go and watch some TED.com