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Managing Your CIO Career Kindle Edition
What You'll Find Inside:
• SO YOU WANNA BE A CIO? HERE’S WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE
• 5 SKILLS OF THE CIO OF THE FUTURE
• WHAT IS THE #1 IT SKILL THAT A CIO NEEDS TO HAVE?
• YOU DON’T DO A GOOD JOB AT MULTITASKING CIO, GET OVER IT
It's all too easy for a CIO to get caught up in the day-to-day activities being of a modern IT executive and forget to do the most important job of all – manage their career. Recent studies have shown that the average tenure of a CIO is only four years!
If you want your career at your current company to be longer than that, then you need to start to take an active role in managing your career. It's not all about the technology (although that is important), rather managing your career is about managing relationships.
In order for a CIO to be successful, he or she needs to find the time to build the relationships both inside and outside of the company that are going to be needed in order allow their career to continue to progress.
One very important point that is all too easy to overlook is the fact that the skills that may have landed you the CIO job are not the skills that will be need to keep you in this job. What you're going to have to do is to develop an entirely new set of skills that allow the rest of the company to see just how valuable you are to the success of the firm.
The purpose of this book is to provide you with real-world examples of what a CIO has to do in order to successfully manage his or her career. There is no one answer to this question. Rather it requires a different way of thinking. You actually need to take the time to fully understand what the other people in the company want you to accomplish and then you're going to need to find ways show everyone just how valuable you are.
It is my hope that after having read this book you will be aware of the additional job that you've taken on as CIO – managing your career. Do this correctly and your CIO career will last a long time…!
About the Author
Managing an IT department is not just a business, it's a science. Nobody knows more about the science of being a CIO than Dr. Jim Anderson.
"I don't embrace excuses about why an IT department is not being successful, I embrace solutions."
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing CIOs worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these nervous executives into powerful leaders.
In the past, the IT department was left alone and was only noticed if something stopped working (like email!) However, in the 21st Century IT has become a critical part of how businesses compete.
The problem is that very few firms have figured out how to evolve from treating IT as a simple cost center to using it as a competitive advantage.
Dr. Jim Anderson has spent over 25 years consulting with a wide variety of IT firms from the very big to the very small. His insights into the leadership needed to combine the separate worlds of business and IT strategy offer hope to CIOs everywhere who are struggling with this challenge.
For more information on Blue Elephant Consulting or how to make your IT department a more valuable part of any company, go to: www.BlueElephantConsulting.com--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00GH34P5A
- Publication date : November 12, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1322 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 60 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1493654306
- Lending : Enabled
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