Management Is About Relationships


At the 1995 CAUSE annual conference in New Orleans, CAUSE presented its ELITE Award for Exemplary Leadership and Information Technology Excellence to Carole Barone. The award recognizes outstanding professionals in the field of information technology management in higher education. Dr. Barone addressed nearly 2,000 information resources professionals at a special luncheon at which she was honored. Her remarks, from which this article was adapted, compared the challenges of managing an IT organization to those faced in rafting and mountaineering, two sports in which she is an avid participant.

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