IT Management Slideshow: CIO Leadership Qualities for the Future: Vision, Anticipation, Execution

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-11-2010

56%

56 percent of respondents say it's more important to be a "visionary" than a "decisive/action-oriented" leader today.

56%

29%

29 percent of respondents feel that speed of information has been the biggest "game changer" over the past five years.

29%

Heres why:

Speed of information has required leaders to improve communication and transparency.

Heres why:

26%

26 percent of respondents say the economy has been the biggest game-changer over the past five years.

26%

Heres why:

The economy has created a daily "fight for survival" that impedes the ability to plan and invest for the future.

Heres why:

17%

17 percent of respondents say globalization has been the biggest game-changer over the past five years.

17%

Heres why:

Globalization has increased competition.

Heres why:

12%

Nearly 12 percent of respondents say a lack of trust in companies has been the biggest "game changer."

12%

Heres why:

Managers have to "prove" their worth. Trust and respect no longer arrive with the position.

Heres why:

4.5%

4.5 percent of respondents say the multi-generational workforce has been the biggest game-changer.

4.5%

Heres why:

It requires a greater customization of policies and workforce approaches.

Heres why:

11%

Only 11 percent of respondents say qualities of leadership haven't changed in the past five years.

11%

67.4%

67.4 percent of respondents feel that leaders are born to lead and simply find opportunities to do so.

67.4%

4.7%

Only 4.7 percent of respondents feel leadership is created from title/position/authority.

4.7%

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)

Top traits of senior leaders through 2025 (percent respondents)