|Our annual awards program honors the people driving strategy and innovation in the country's leading IT departments. Read how they built their careers from the ground up, developed must-have leadership skills and now conquer daily challenges at the top.
• How They Were Chosen
WHAT MAKES A WINNER?
Seven Essential Ingredients for Leadership
Seven Common Management Obstacles
Syncing Up With Your CEO
Not Your Father's IT
Being a [Business] Team Player
The Year's Best Management Stories
How 10 leaders played to their strengths, taking 10 very different paths to the top.
Patrick Bennett of E! Entertainment Television says being able to quickly respond to market demand is more important than ever.
Capital One Auto Finance's Dick Daniels has learned to build bridges by moving around within IT and applying lessons from other disciplines.
Lennox International's Linda Ann Goodspeed learned about leading IT from working on the business side.
Mark Hopkins of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says administrative management positions helped expose him to the business side of health care.
J. Clark Kelso, California's CIO, drew on his decades of legal experience when he helped restructure a scandal-plagued IT department.
Janice Malaszenko of Xerox Information Management has combined global understanding with technology knowledge.
Kathleen McNulty of The Schwan Food Co. says being a problem-solver has been the hallmark of her career.
James Onalfo the New York Police Department's CIO, a job assignment early in his career piqued a lifelong interest in technology.
Procter & Gamble's Filippo Passerini uses lessons learned from playing competitive chess as a teenager in his professional life.
Donna Seymour of the U.S. Maritime Administration built a successful IT career by learning and enhancing her management skills in every job she held.
THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP
It's what IT leaders convey without a single word that's really the hallmark of their capacity to communicate, says editor in chief Don Tennant.
This year's Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders are neck-deep in the real challenges of IT leadership in business, says columnist Frank Hayes. They're our people. They get it. And we can, too.
Talk Like a Leader
When managers share knowledge and power, they build trust among employees that the group can achieve its goals, says Judith E. Glaser, author of The DNA of Leadership. She offers tips for fine tuning your communication skills.
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