IT Management Slideshow: Five Must-Have Skills for CIOsBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 03-24-2011
Know how money flows in and out of a company, and the critical levers that your tech team can push to increase positive impact here.
Online tutorials can serve as a primer on financial statements, so you can work in synch with your CFO.
(Stevens recommends this one:click here.
Human capital management
This requires talent evaluation, development, goal-setting and performance management.
Sharpen evaluation skills by volunteering to help your HR department screen job candidates.
Offer to train or mentor new hires to boost your coaching skills.
Gather with customers and marketing department execs to understand how needs create revenue-generating opportunities - and how tech can play a role.
The Gartner Hype Cycle can assist you with the value-based evaluation of emerging technologies, as well as strategic analysis and critical thinking.
Find it here: click here.
Influence others through consensus building, storytelling, communications, modeling.
Push yourself out there on company presentations.
Represent IT on cross-functioning teams. Increase company visibility by taking on high-profile roles.
Key components are networking, self-promotion, negotiating, empathy.
Pursue professional associations to find mentors, promote accomplishments, build your network.
Use interactions within and outside of work to practice empathy.