AITP Chicago Leadership & Teamwork SIG Meeting
Wood Dale Library
520 N. Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191
Leading the Leaders: How IT Can Have a Greater Voice of Influence at the Top of the Organization
As someone who has spent significant time in IT, you’ve realized that having your voice properly heard in the organization is no small challenge. All too often, IT is looked upon as the people who do the short-term, quick fixes, like fixing the server. How do you amplify and re-position your role in the company as a real contributor with new ideas to be respected and heard?
In this conversation with David Spitulnik of Spitulnik Advisors, you’ll be equipped with strategies you can use right away to help leaders in the organization better appreciate how your recommendations from an IT perspective fit in with the overall business goals and outcomes. No matter where you are within your company structure, from entry level to senior level, Spitulnik’s insights will give you a framework to ensure you can communicate your knowledge of the “big picture” of the company’s direction and how it relates to IT decisions. And that should have them looking at you as a leader who must have a voice when big, new initiatives are on the table.
David Spitulnik, Managing Partner, Spitulnik Advisors, LLC
David Spitulnik is a successful executive with over 35 years of experience in both large technology companies and in consulting to and leadership of mid-market, closely held and family owned businesses across a variety of industries. In addition to serving as chair of the Private Directors Association’s Private and Family Business Center Outreach Committee, David frequently writes and speaks on a number of topics related to leading, building, maintaining and strengthening businesses and their governance structures. Drawing from a broad range of experience in the United States and internationally, David is often called upon to advise family and non-family members on board creation, structure and effectiveness so that the board and company can maintain powerful forward momentum.
David recently published a book on leadership, Becoming An Insightful Leader: Charting Your Course To Purposeful Success. The book focuses on the journey from managing to leading to advising and reflects David’s belief in communicating and questioning how individuals and teams will define and then accomplish their goals and objectives.
David graduated from Haverford College with a B.A. in Economics and received his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.