IT Management Slideshow: CIO Leadership Qualities for the Future: Vision, Anticipation, ExecutionBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 11-11-2010
56 percent of respondents say it's more important to be a "visionary" than a "decisive/action-oriented" leader today.
29 percent of respondents feel that speed of information has been the biggest "game changer" over the past five years.
Speed of information has required leaders to improve communication and transparency.
26 percent of respondents say the economy has been the biggest game-changer over the past five years.
The economy has created a daily "fight for survival" that impedes the ability to plan and invest for the future.
17 percent of respondents say globalization has been the biggest game-changer over the past five years.
Globalization has increased competition.
Nearly 12 percent of respondents say a lack of trust in companies has been the biggest "game changer."
Managers have to "prove" their worth. Trust and respect no longer arrive with the position.
4.5 percent of respondents say the multi-generational workforce has been the biggest game-changer.
It requires a greater customization of policies and workforce approaches.
Only 11 percent of respondents say qualities of leadership haven't changed in the past five years.
67.4 percent of respondents feel that leaders are born to lead and simply find opportunities to do so.
Only 4.7 percent of respondents feel leadership is created from title/position/authority.
Top traits of senior leaders through 2025 (percent respondents)
Anticipation/nimbleness (30 percent)Innovation (28.4 percent)Character (27.6 percent)Consensus-building (12 percent)Salesmanship (2 percent)