We work together on:

  • Personal Career Planning
  • Personal Priority Setting
  • High Potential Staff Development

We cover:

  • Strengths and Skills
  • Behaviours and Attitudes
  • Actionable Outcomes

I provide:

  • Confidentiality
  • Independence
  • Challenge

Knowledge Sharing

Promoting an ideaKnowledge Sharing can be conducted in many different ways. This is much less focused and purposeful than either mentoring or coaching. It is also much more open to group activity than the other two. Hence various social networking activities (eg LinkedIn discussion groups) can contribute here, as do webcasts, round table discussions, consultant and vendor briefings and many other platforms. The main focus here is for individuals to build their knowledge on a range of topics and to broaden their personal networks connecting with experts in various areas. What individuals learn is not necessarily immediately personally actionable.

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Read more about the services David offers for CIOs:

How does mentoring differ from coaching?

Mentoring is very different from coaching. And both are different from knowledge sharing

Information Leadership

The CIO has primary accountability for Information Leadership.

Should an Executive be required to mentor direct reports?

A mentor should not be a mentee's boss or in his/her direct reporting line.

There’s no ‘T’ in ‘CIO’

Not even in the full form ‘Chief Information Officer’. No ‘T’ and no ‘Technology’ either. The job title is not ‘Chief Information Technology Officer’.

So why is there so much focus in CIO media channels on technology?

What are the ideal CIO characteristics?

Context is everything.

What's the ideal IT spend relative to revenue?

This question does not make sense but unfortunately, too many senior non-IT executives still ask it and (perhaps masochistically) many CIOs inflict the question and answer upon themselves.

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