An aggressive, assertive, and high-visibility CIO tends to redirect recognition from those who execute the details and stifle team spirit, resulting in frustration and dissatisfaction. On the other hand, a CIO who appears reticent and takes time to delegate responsibility and build and nurture future leadership talent, may be perceived as being inattentive to business and lacking leadership him/herself, resulting in a vote of no confidence by management. How does a CIO solve this dilemma?
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, the Graduate School of Business, Stanford
Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books including The Human Equatio... More View all posts
Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books including The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First, Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations, The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action, Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People, and Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management, as well as more than 120 articles and book chapters. Jeffrey’s latest book, entitled Power: Why Some People Have It—And Others Don’t was published in September, 2010 by HarperCollins. Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer began his career at the business school at the University of Illinois and then taught at the University of California, Berkeley. Jeffrey has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University, London Business School, and a frequent visitor at IESE in Barcelona. From 2003-2007, Pfeffer wrote a monthly column, “The Human Factor,” for the 600,000-person circulation business magazine Business 2.0 and from 2007 to 2010, wrote a monthly column providing career advice for Capital, a leading business and economics magazine in Turkey. Pfeffer currently contributes to the Harvard Business Review blog, BNET (CBS Interactive), The Washington Post “On Leadership” blog, and Politico. Pfeffer has appeared in segments on CBS Sunday Morning, Fox and Friends, 60 Minutes, Bloomberg TV, and CNBC and has been quoted and featured in news articles from countries around the globe. Pfeffer currently serves on the board of directors of the nonprofit Quantum Leap Healthcare. In the past he has served on various boards, including Resumix, Unicru, and Workstream. Pfeffer has presented seminars in 34 countries throughout the world. Jeffrey Pfeffer has won the Richard I. Irwin Award presented by the Academy of Management for scholarly contributions to management and numerous awards for articles and books. Less View all posts
Denis Edwards, Global Chief Information Officer, Manpower, Inc.
Denis Edwards is Manpower's Global Chief Information Officer and a member of Manpower's Executive Management Team, following his promotion from Vice President - Global Solutions Delivery in January 2009. As CIO, Denis has overall responsibi... More View all posts
Denis Edwards is Manpower's Global Chief Information Officer and a member of Manpower's Executive Management Team, following his promotion from Vice President - Global Solutions Delivery in January 2009. As CIO, Denis has overall responsibility for leading and coordinating information technology functions across Manpower's operations in 82 countries and territories. Denis joined Manpower in 2007 and has played a significant role in developing key transformational technology solutions for Manpower's global operations that benefit the company's clients and associates. Prior to joining Manpower, Denis was Vice President Global Solutions and Architecture for Cadbury-Schweppes, the world's biggest confectionery company. Denis has also held senior IT roles with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he served as Managing Director of Application Services; Marriott International, as Vice President of IS Strategy; and Marriott Vacation Club, as Chief Technology Officer. In addition to his Fortune 500 expertise, Denis has served as Chief Technology Officer for several successful start-up organizations. Denis is also a member of Fortune Magazine's Info Tech 40 group and is a member of the Board of Directors for Guitars for Vets, a non-profit providing free guitars and music tuition to enhance the lives of injured veterans. Less View all posts