Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-16-2013

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"Are My Teams Empowered With Accountability and Responsibility?"  True leaders know how to set direction and then walk away. This sets the stage for team growth through collaboration.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"What's My Vision of a 'Perfect Team'?"  Is it about assembling all-star techies? Or a collection of perfect fits for specific roles?

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"How Do I Evaluate the Worth of What I Do Every Day?"  It is results, not effort, that truly separate achievers from pretenders.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"Can My Teams Measure the Impact of What They Do Routinely?"  Quantifiable self-assessment of day-to-day accomplishments is a building block toward long-term, strategic success.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"How Much One-on-One Time Do I Spend With Employees?"  A great manager never overlooks the need for personal attention and interest in his or her workers.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"Do My Teams See a Connection Between Personal Goals and the Organization's?"  If a concrete apples-to-apples relationship isn't clearly illustrated, workers may question why good efforts matter.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"Do I Focus on Process—or Results?"  While the means to an end matters, you should always prioritize outcomes.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"How Do I Celebrate Team Success?"  Rewards and acknowledgement must be authentic and valued to encourage a winning workplace culture.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"Do We Document Success?"  Good things happen less frequently by accident when successful efforts are examined and archived for future projects.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask

"What Values Does Team Diversity Bring to Our Department?"  In an ever-expanding global business world, diversity of backgrounds and perspectives remains a great competitive asset.

Ten Questions That Every CIO Should Ask