Careers Slideshow: Ten Ways to for CIOs to Get AheadBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 09-14-2012
1. Talk the Talk ...
... of an executive leader. One who has ideas about what will help the organization grow, instead of following the pack.
2. Walk the Walk
Understand big-picture company strategies and ensure IT is aligned.
3. Check Your Ego at the Door
Your team's accomplishments are yours, so help IT succeed instead of indulging in self-promotion.
4. Resist Hovering
Give programmers, analysts, and others what they need to perform, and then walk away.
5. Step Outside the IT Box
Actively engage other departments to identify business concerns.
6. Maintain Accountability
Do what you say you're going to do, when it's supposed to get done, and within budget.
7. Say Yes
CIOs that encourage bold, winning initiatives go farther than naysayers.
8. Sell It
Don't simply endorse a proposal, gain buy-in from all company influencers as a convincing evangelist.
9. Take Ownership
Own your failures as well as your successes. Excuse-makers never make the C-suite.
10. Embrace New Tech
Hindering progress and innovation brand you as a throw-back and an obstructionist.