Careers Slideshow: Business School Truths for the Career-Minded CIO

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-21-2010
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CIOs are considered a critical part of an organization's overall business structure. Technology, after all, serves the goals of marketing, sales, etc. -- not the other way around. So how do you go from being the designated "top tech guru" to being a well-rounded business leader? Many CIOs turn to their local university's business school for guidance. Maybe you went to business school so long ago that you forgot about the "time-tested givens" that were taught there. Or, perhaps you never went to business school at all and simply do not have the time to schedule it around your current demands. Either way, you are in luck: Author Michael W. Preis (with Matthew Frederick) has come out with the recent book, "101 Things I Learned in Business School" (Grand Central Publishing/now available). Preis covers the entire range of topics that make for the stuff of a Wharton-styled education -- managerial style, finance, marketing, organizational structure and more. The result is a work that you can read during a couple hours on a train, and turn into action afterward for the indefinite future. Read on for our 10 favorite proven "truths" as revealed in the book:

Mission/vision statements that cannot be debated contain little value.

If saying the opposite of your statement is clearly undesirable, then it is not providing any information that is helpful.

Mission/vision statements that cannot be debated contain little value.
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 

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