A must-read for all CIOs and those aspiring to the role. The CIO Paradox is a compendium of our colleagues’ most valuable and sometimes painful lessons packaged up and told in a compelling and straightforward manner. Thanks, Martha!
Timothy C. McCabe
SVP & CIO, Delphi
What makes The CIO Paradox a compelling read is the understanding Martha has of the vast challenges today’s CIOs are faced with. Throughout the book you have those aha! moments that energize any reader who works in or supports the IT profession. The organized, blunt fashion in which she states the paradox, while injecting the perfect amount of humor, is terrific, as are her conclusions. This is not a book about IT that will bore you!
Pamela J. Stenson
Senior Vice President & General Manager, CIO Executive Council
In The CIO Paradox, Heller has her finger on the pulse of the major contradictions that plague the CIO role today, including being hired to be strategic, but spending most of our time being operational. Her recommendations on how to overcome major paradoxes offer concise and helpful advice to CIOs on becoming more successful in the role.
Gregory S. Smith
author of Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO
Martha Heller has unparalleled access to CIOs. She advises them, writes about them, and recruits them. With her terrific book, The CIO Paradox, she lets us in on all that she has learned and the advice she has given. The result is an invaluable resource. Martha demonstrates that for CIOs to be successful in this day and age, they must achieve balance in their skills, plans, and methods to eliminate blind spots and to achieve sustainable success for their departments and for their companies.
President, Metis Strategy, LLC and author of World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs