There’s lots of talk about IT leadership skills, but the personal energy capacity a leader needs to do it all is equally important. Even a champion marathon runner takes breaks. How can an IT leader, under the gun 24/7, maintain his/her “energy” at peak performance level? Where does he/she find the personal reserves to successfully handle stress and promote the maximum productivity of those around him/her as a successful IT leader should? What strategies can he/she use to boost energy levels and avoid becoming so exhausted as to be disorganized, burnt out, or simply inattentive?
Susan Cramm, President Valuedance and Former CIO, Taco Bell Corporation
Susan Cramm is an executive coach and president of Valuedance®, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. She is a recognized expert in her field due to her passions and gifts for developing others, as well as her keen, practi... More View all posts
Susan Cramm is an executive coach and president of Valuedance®, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. She is a recognized expert in her field due to her passions and gifts for developing others, as well as her keen, practical insights derived from extensive research and years of coaching and serving in executive level positions. Over the past 14 years, Susan has coached executives from a number of Fortune 500 clients, including Toyota, Sony, and Whole Foods Markets, and her clients describe her as "insightful", "motivational", "practical", "tough", "committed", and "invaluable". She is a frequent speaker, a blogger for the Harvard Business Review, and author of the Harvard Business Press book, “8 Things We Hate about I.T.: How to Move Beyond the Frustrations to form a New Partnership with I.T.” Cramm is the former CFO and executive vice president at Chevy's Mexican Restaurants, where she led the finance, business strategy, restaurant development, franchising, legal, and information technology functions. Prior to Chevy's, Cramm worked with the Taco Bell Corporation and held the positions of CIO and vice president of the Information Technology Group and Senior Director of Financial and Strategic Planning. Less View all posts
Thomas H. Murphy, SVP & CIO, AmerisourceBergen
Thomas (Tom) Murphy is the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for AmerisourceBergen, an $80 billion pharmaceutical services provider, working with manufacturers of branded & generic pharmaceuticals, biotech and specia... More View all posts
Thomas (Tom) Murphy is the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for AmerisourceBergen, an $80 billion pharmaceutical services provider, working with manufacturers of branded & generic pharmaceuticals, biotech and specialty drugs, over-the-counter remedies, and health and beauty aids. In May 2008 he was assigned the additional responsibility for leading the company’s SAP-enabled Business Transformation (BT) program. The back office go-live was completed in October 2010. The customer order management platform went live in June 2011. Tom has had a remarkable run during his 27 years of information technology leadership. He was named a Top 10 Breakthrough Leader at the Global CIO Executive Summit in 2011, and was elected to the CIO Hall of Fame in 2010, one of 55 CIOs to be so recognized since 1996. In 2008 Tom was recognized at the Global CIO Executive Summit as a Top Ten Global CIO for Leadership & Innovation and he was named one of ComputerWorld’s 2002 Premier 100 IT Leaders. Tom’s organizations have been recognized for Innovation, Resourcefulness and for being Best Places to Work in the IT industry. Tom began his career with Marriott Corporation, and assumed roles of increasing responsibility with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Omni Hotels, Avis Rent a Car (Cendant), Bristol Hotels & Resorts, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He joined AmerisourceBergen in May 2004. Tom builds high-performance organizations from under-performing groups using shared organizational values and purposeful culture. He brings leadership authenticity to his teams and has been successful in accelerating the human and financial returns to the companies for whom he has worked. Less View all posts