Career development Definitions

  • A

    authentic leadership

    Authentic leadership is a management approach in which the head of a group or company governs and connects with his followers in an honest, open manner.

  • C

    CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

    The CEO, or chief executive officer, is the top position in an organization. CEOs are responsible for executing existing plans and policies, overseeing business management and setting future strategy.

  • CEO and other C-suite executive titles

    The CEO, or chief executive officer, is part of the C-suite. Other C-suite executive titles include the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief information officer and more.

  • change agent

    A change agent is anyone who helps an organization transform by improving business processes and interpersonal interactions.

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)

    The chief information officer (CIO) in an organization is the person in charge of formulating an information technology strategy and overseeing the computer systems and services that support day-to-day operations. Since the CIO position was established in the mid-1980s, it has evolved from largely a technical role to one increasingly focused on business strategy.

  • chief marketing technologist (CMT)

    A chief marketing technologist (CMT) is a C-level executive who sets a technology vision for the marketing team that aligns with business goals.

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is the individual within an organization who has ultimate responsibility for all technology policy and related matters such as research and development (R&D).

  • CMO (chief marketing officer)

    A CMO (chief marketing officer) is a corporate executive who is responsible for activities in an organization that have to do with creating, communicating and delivering offerings that have value for customers, clients or business partners.

  • D

    deputy CIO (deputy chief information officer)

    Deputy CIO is a role within some organizations that generally has responsibility for overseeing day-to-day IT operations. The role is more prevalent in the public sector than in the private sector and often can lead to a CIO position.

  • E

    executive leadership

    Executive leadership is the ability of an organization's management to guide and motivate employees while meeting organizational goals.

  • H

    hard skills

    Hard skills are specific, teachable abilities that may be required in a given context, such as a job or university application... (Continued)

  • human resource management (HRM)

    Human resource management (HRM) is the governance of an organization’s employees. HRM is sometimes referred to simply as human resources (HR).

  • I

    intrapreneur (intrapreneurship)

    Intrapreneurs are employees who use entrepreneurial skills and critical thinking to seek out initiatives that could benefit the organization financially.

  • IT director (information technology director)

    An IT director (information technology director) is an employee in charge of technology within an organization. IT director is sometimes used interchangeably with CIO but, in the majority of large enterprise organizations, they are two separate positions. The CIO focuses more on technology strategy while the IT director works directly with the technology tools.

  • L

    leadership

    Leadership is the ability of an individual or a group of individuals to influence and guide followers or other members of an organization.

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