Just becoming your company's CIO is not enough. Once you reach this lofty point, you are going to have to take on the responsibility of growing your career so it can truly become the challenging opportunity you've been seeking. The good news is that this can be done. The bad news is that it's never easy.
What you'll find inside:
As CIO, you are going to have to form relationships in order to get approvals for your major projects. Who should you spend your time with: the CEO or the CFO? It may not matter that much, because it turns out we all work in sales in some form or another. As the CIO, you are going to have to make sure you fully understand how your company's sales organization works so you can support them.
The role of CIO is changing. It is taking on more and more of an appearance of being a strategic execution officer role, and you are going to have to adapt to this. In order to accomplish all of this, you may end up having to appear to be two faced at times. If this doesn't happen, then it may be time for your company to do like a lot of other companies are doing and say good-bye to the CIO position.
The key to being a successful CIO is making sure you have a good understanding of just exactly what a CIO does. This means you have to take a look at what CIOs do and then learn from them. In order to be a successful CIO, you may decide you need an MBA. There are a lot of different ways to go about getting this degree - which one is the right one for you?
It is my hope that after listening to this book, you will be aware of the additional job you've taken on as CIO - managing your career.
©2015 Jim Anderson (P)2015 Jim Anderson
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