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Author: Tina Nunno Narrator: Karen Saltus Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781469060309
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Machiavellians are few in number in IT. The massive pressure on CIOs continues to increase as the opportunities to use technology in business become more prevalent and more competitive. As CIOs often find themselves at the center of business conflict, they must not only familiarize themselves with Machiavellian tactics as a defensive weapon, but also learn to use them as an offensive weapon in extreme situations so that they can increase IT’s contribution to their enterprises. As Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli implied, you're either predator or prey, and the animal you most resemble determines your position on the food chain. In The Wolf in CIO's Clothing Gartner analyst and author Tina Nunno expands on Machiavelli's metaphor, examining seven animal types and the leadership attributes of each. Nunno posits the wolf — a social animal with strong predatory instincts — as the ideal example of how a leader can adapt and thrive. Technology may be black and white, but successful leadership demands an ability to exist in the grey. Drawing on her experience with hundreds of CIOs, Nunno charts a viable way to master the Machiavellian principles of power, manipulation, love, and war. Through compelling case studies, her approach demonstrates how CIOs and IT leaders can adjust their leadership styles in extreme situations for their own success and that of their teams. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Tina Nunno is a true visionary in CIO leadership. The Wolf in CIO’s Clothing arms readers with the battle-ready skills needed to successfully turn a losing battle into a major victory…A must-read for any aspiring technology leader. Moreover, it’s highly recommended for anyone seeking to become a key influencer within their organization.”

    Brook Colangelo, SVP and CIO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • The Wolf in CIO’s Clothing is an outstanding book for navigating organizational politics…This is the one leadership book you will quote, and reference, time and again.”

    Linda Kinder, SVP and CIO of Kellwood Company

  • “Tina Nunno has captured the essence of skillful IT leadership…A must-read for any CIO.”

    Edwina Payne, VP and CIO, Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

  • “It may have taken IQ to get to the CIO position, but it takes a killer EQ to be effective once you are there. Tina brings out the animal instincts every CIO needs to know and keeps you panting for knowledge straight through to the book’s last gasp.”

    Beverly Tramontelli, consultant and former CIO

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About the Author

Tina Nunno is a vice president and Gartner fellow in Gartner’s CIO research group based in Stamford, Connecticut. Nunno is responsible for conducting research and developing publications aimed at helping CIOs and their organizations around the world improve their performance and contribution. She specializes in CIO-related leadership issues, including working with the board of directors, executive communications, change management, and governance strategies.

About the Narrator

Karen Saltus has narrated television and radio commercials, audiobooks, textbooks, multimedia, film, and voice prompts for interactive telephone applications. She began her career thirty years ago at a radio station in Portland, Maine. She later became a creative director for a station in Massachussetts. In 1994 she became a full-time freelance voice-over talent.