Stories by Susan H. Cramm

Win allies, influence peers questions answered

Q: Recently our company had an outside consultant assess our organisation. One point that came up was that we are a "relationship-based company" versus a "data-driven decision company." The fact that our fairly new CEO now wants us to be less relationship-driven is good, but according to your article, it sounds like a pipe dream. Do you concur?

Ten worst mistakes CIOs can make

Life's too short to make stupid mistakes -- or I should say, Your career is too short to make the same mistakes others have been making for years and years.

Is this job all there is?

What are your career goals? That's the first question I ask my prospective coaching clients -- and one very few people can answer. It's ironic that most of us spend too much time working toward goals we cannot specify.