WESTPORT, Conn., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Globally recognized IT thought leader Hunter Muller has compelling advice for CIOs and senior technology executives in his newest book, Leading the Epic Revolution: How CIOs Drive Innovation and Create Value Across the Enterprise (John Wiley & Sons, 2013). Now is the time for courageous, dynamic and highly principled leadership, writes Muller, an expert in corporate IT strategy and executive career development.
In his third and most comprehensive book, Muller notes that while everyone agrees that information technology is critical, crucial and indispensable, there is a growing debate over which part of the enterprise should be in charge of important new platforms that support cloud, social and mobile technologies. Muller frames the debate, presents the key issues, offers practical solutions for capitalizing on rapid changes in IT strategy and argues persuasively that CIOs must take leadership roles in transforming the enterprise through continuous innovation.
"Innovation is an incredibly powerful driver of growth and value in today's global economy. The CIO is perfectly positioned for a leadership role in guiding mobile strategy and execution," says Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "The CIO's role as transformational leader and indispensable business partner is absolutely critical to the development of robust and effective business strategies."
In Leading the Epic Revolution, Muller makes a strong case for the emergence of a new breed of CIO – a CIO who leads innovation and transformation. CIOs have knowledge, skills and experience that are exceptional and unique. Who else but the CIO can "see" across every functional unit and division of the enterprise, while understanding and perceiving all of the technology that enables the modern corporation to survive?
Readers will learn critical skills required for innovation leadership:
- Recognizing and Overcoming Obstacles to Innovation
- Techniques for Leading, Guiding and Enabling Innovation
- Creating a Culture of Innovation
- Establishing a Framework for Effective Transformation and Continuous Innovation
- Developing Effective Strategies for Driving Value and Supporting Business Growth
"Collaboration, communication, transparency and integrity are absolutely essential to continuous innovation and business growth in modern connected markets," says Muller. "The rapidly accelerating pace of modern business intensifies the pressure on CIOs to deliver innovation and transformational leadership to the enterprise."
Leading the Epic Revolution is the must-read leadership guide for CIOs and executives whose careers depend on creating value and growth through continuous innovation. Based on Muller's unique in-depth research methodology, the book presents incredibly valuable interviews from leading global companies such as Netflix, Facebook, DIRECTV, Splunk, Jive, Wipro, IBM, Cisco, Netsuite, Citrix, Boeing, Intel, Microsoft, McKesson, Flextronics, and many more.
Leading the Epic Revolution is the ultimate insider's guide to innovation, complete with repeatable processes, proven methodologies and robust frameworks for innovation in fast-paced business environments. The book provides actionable programs for developing and successfully executing profitable and repeatable innovation strategies.
Without innovation, your company cannot compete and cannot survive. So the real question isn't whether to innovate, it's how to innovate and make innovation strategies work in the modern enterprise. Thoughtfully written and carefully researched, Leading the Epic Revolution grasps the central truth about innovation and provides a clear roadmap for success in today's connected economy. Leading the Epic Revolution is available at bookstores and from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Wiley.com and other online vendors.
About HMG Strategy
HMG Strategy is a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support to CIO/Senior IT executives by focusing on the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT Leader. Our events and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of 60,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of CIO/IT leadership resources, visit www.hmgstrategy.com or contact Hunter Muller at 203-221-2702 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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