IT Management Slideshow: CIO Job Description: Which Skills Really Matter?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-17-2011

12.8 percent

Just 12.8 percent of C-level executives come from the IT department.

12.8 percent

Top departments for developing C-level execs (percent respondents):

Operations (68.4 percent)Finance (55.6 percent)Sales (48.6 percent)Marketing (34 percent)HR (24.1 percent)

Top departments for developing C-level execs (percent respondents):

70.5 percent

70.5 percent of respondents feel that staying on top of technical and business competencies are key functions for CIOs.

70.5 percent

56.5 percent

56.5 percent of respondents feel that performing timely and effective execution is a primary role of CIOs.

56.5 percent

44.6 percent

44.6 percent of respondents say that being collaborative is a main duty for CIOs.

44.6 percent

Less than one-third

Less than one-third of respondents say that "developing an accurate and comprehensive overview of the business" is an essential function for CIOs.

Less than one-third

22 percent

Less than one quarter of respondents say that "creating a strategic vision" is a key role for CIOs.

22 percent

15.8 percent

Only 15.8 percent of respondents say that CIOs must inspire others and maintain leadership responsibilities.

15.8 percent

10.7 percentM

Only 10.7 percent of respondents say that CIOs need to be politically astute.

10.7 percentM

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1. A failure to build relationships and a team environment (as cited by 40.2 percent of survey participants)

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Five leadership killers (percent respondents)

2. A mismatch for the corporate culture (32.4 percent)

Five leadership killers (percent respondents)

Five leadership killers (percent respondents)

3. Failure to deliver acceptable results (25.1 percent)

Five leadership killers (percent respondents)

Five leadership killers (percent respondents)

4. Unable to win company support (25.1 percent)

Five leadership killers (percent respondents)

Five leadership killers (percent respondents)

5. Lack of appropriate training (23.5 percent)

Five leadership killers (percent respondents)