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An Executive’s Schedule – “A Day in the Life of a CIO”

Do you ever wonder how other successful career minded401k Compensation Hiring Talent Value Worker Workers Workforce advice bill.inman bill_inman billinman billinman.com blog blogging blogs brand career careerhacker careerhacker.com consulting education employee employment entrepreneur entrepreneurship goals growth hr human_capital humanresources job jobboard jobs jobsearch labor life management me networking office personal personalgrowth promotion recruiting recruitment resume salary temp temporary unemployment workforce-vision.com www.billinman.com www.careerhacker.com www.workforce-vision.com success professionals schedule and invest their time? Computerworld offers an short yet insightful look into the schedule of a prominent healthcare Chief Information Officer. John Halamka as CIO at both Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School has seemingly achieved career success retaining a position of high responsibility. Here is a look into a recent workday’s schedule for Mr. Halamka, as outlined in by Computerworld :

  • 5 a.m. Write annual IT report for Harvard Medical
    School
  • 6 a.m. Work on several Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
    Center strategic plans:

    • E-prescribing rollout
    • Radiology provisional/wet reads workflow
    • Ambulatory medical record support for travel clinic immunizations
  • 8 a.m. Visit Occupational Health Office for mandated
    yearly TB test
  • 8:30 a.m. Meet with senior vice president of quality
    to discuss plans for:

    • Infectious disease surveillance
    • Medication reconciliation in outpatient procedural areas
  • 9 a.m. Complete human subjects/Institutional Review
    Board submissions for two upcoming grants
  • 10 a.m. Interview with Computerworld
  • 11 a.m. Tape an e-prescribing video for the Healthcare
    Information and Management Systems Society
  • Noon. Write and send enterprise e-mail about daylight-saving
    time IT issues
  • 1 p.m. Attend Revenue Cycle Project steering committee
    meeting
  • 3 p.m. Review 2007 disaster recovery plans
  • 5 p.m. Dentist appointment
  • 6 p.m. Dinner with family
  • 8 p.m. E-mail
  • 10 p.m. Practice Japanese flute

Thats roughly 11.5 hours of work, 1.5 hours of personal appointments, 2 hours with family, and 1-2 hours of personal time (hobbies). For some that may seem like a heavy commitment, but consider that the average CIO makes about $165,00 annually (click here for more information).

A Day in the Life of a CIO. [Computerworld]

Also see:

Tapping the Power of Your Morning Routine

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Enjoy Work and Improve Performance by Clearing Workplace Clutter

401k Compensation Hiring Talent Value Worker Workers Workforce advice bill.inman bill_inman billinman billinman.com blog blogging blogs brand career careerhacker careerhacker.com consulting education employee employment entrepreneur entrepreneurship goals growth hr human_capital humanresources job jobboard jobs jobsearch labor life management me networking office personal personalgrowth promotion recruiting recruitment resume salary temp temporary unemployment workforce-vision.com www.billinman.com www.careerhacker.com www.workforce-vision.comSarah Needleman of CareerJournal suggests the following four tactics to remove workplace clutter, which should increase your performance and job satisfaction:

1) Eliminate Distractions – Set and monitor your personal career goals and if your job duties don’t support them then discuss delegating them or moving out of that role with your manager.

2) Resolve Conflicts – Plan to resolve and eliminate conflicts. Place conflict resolving action items at the top of your to-do list, after breaking these actions down into smaller readily achievable pieces.

3) Eliminate Email Overload – Quickly respond to non-priority emails with an ‘I’ll get back to you ASAP’ email, place them in a follow-up folder and get to them when you can.

4) Spend Less Time with Chatterboxes – Tell workplace ‘talkers’ that you have deadlines to meet (assuming you do) and steer clear of them if possible. Save these conversations for break times if they are unavoidable.

Read the entire article here.

Declutter Your Career and Make Way for Success. [CareerJournal – Sarah Needleman]

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The Most Satisfying Jobs

“The most satisfying jobs are mostly professions, especially those involving caring for, teaching and protecting others and creative pursuits,” said Tom Smith, director of the General Social Survey (GSS) at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. LiveScience provides us with a look at the Most Satisfying Jobs in their recent research report.

THE MOST SATISFYING JOBS

Rank

Position

Percent Satisfied

1

Clergy

87

2

Firefighters

80

3

Physical therapists

78

4

Authors

74

5

Special education teachers

70

6

Teachers

69

7

Education administrators

68

8

Painters and sculptors

67

9

Psychologists

67

10

Security and financial services salespersons

65

11

Operating engineers

64

THE LEAST SATISFYING JOBS

Rank

Position

Percent Satisfied

1

Laborers, except construction

21

2

Apparel clothing salespersons

24

3

Handpackers and packagers

24

4

Food preparers

24

5

Roofers

25

6

Cashiers

25

7

Furniture and home-furnishing salespersons

25

8

Bartenders

26

9

Freight, stock and material handlers

26

10

Waiters and servers

26

Survey Reveals Most Satisfying Jobs. [LiveScience – Jenna Bryner]

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Getting Your Ideas Noticed at Work

Penelope Trunk discusses “How to get your company to listen to your ideas” at her Blog Brazen Careerist. Penelope states that “most employees don’t sell their ideas to their company properly.” “When you have an idea, sell from the perspective of the people who can make or break your outcome. Think about what obstacles would stand in the way for the decision maker, and then you do the work of making a plan to overcome them,” says Penelope.

In her blog post Ms. Trunk introduces Jeff Snipes, CEO of Ninth House, an online training company. Snipes presents the following 3 tips to presenting your ideas to your corporate decision makers in an ’emotionally intelligent’ manner:

How to get your company to listen to your ideas

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Security Clearance, “In Many Cases It’s Better Than Having an MBA”

CAREER HACK: If you are in an area where Security Clearance positions are in demand consider applying for these positions and gaining clearance. If you are able to receive Security Clearance it can boost your salary by 25% on average while providing stronger job security.Career Hacker careerhacker.com Bill Inman Employment Jobs Interview Resume Blog Success Boss Work Hiring

Would getting a security clearance be better than getting an MBA degree? The Associated Press in their article “Security Clearance a Valued Resume Credential” discusses the advantages of having this clearance which is in high demand. Here are some highlights from the article:

  • Job candidates with security clearances are hotter-than-ever commodities in the Washington area and elsewhere, due to higher demand, tighter security requirements and a wave of baby-boomer retirements”
  • “If a soldier has good skill sets in the IT arena, he’ll have a job offer in five minutes”
  • “We see people hoping to retire, and their employers are pleading with them to stay. They say, ‘We’ll pay you another 30 grand to stay on board.”‘
  • “Estimates are that there are 100,000 unfilled security-clearance jobs, many of them in the Washington area, the largest market for such positions.”
  • “Those with security clearances earn an average 25 percent more than similarly skilled workers who lack them. That gap has been widening, too.”
  • “It’s in many cases better than having an MBA.”

Security Clearance a Valued Resume Credential. [Associated Press]

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Strategies for Successfully Managing Workplace Culture

Jane May, in her Careerramblings.com blog, provides the following 21 Strategies for Managing Workplace Culture. As she writes, “Some [career minded professionals] might hate the company [they] work for, or are unclear of the companies’ culture. As a result, [they] are not able to manage workplace politics. The following list of strategies for managing workplace politics may be useful to those that are new to the company or profession.

Strategies for Successfully Managing Workplace Culture

21
Ways of Managing Workplace Politics.
[Careerramblings.com – Jane May]
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