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Careers Slideshow: Eight Ways You Are Driving Your CEO Nuts

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-16-2010
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Your CEO Thinks:"You never want to explain WHY you're implementing this upgrade. You just want me to let you do it."
Face it: Most CEOs typically have a different background than their CIOs. The classic CEO is the stuff of the Wharton School of Business. The CIO is often more comfy with folks from MIT. While your skill sets are most often complementary, let's admit that there are certain CIO characteristics that may be driving your CEO, well, a bit crazy. To find out which traits are most common to the CIO personality, and what CEOs think of them, we consulted with a pair of experts: former CIO Derek Fournier, who is now principal/founder of Plain Sight Strategy Group, a consultancy firm for Fortune 100 companies; and Honorio Padron, a former Fortune 500 CIO who oversees IT global advisory practices for The Hackett Group, an international strategic advisory/operations improvement consulting firm. Here are eight ways you may be making your CEO crazy, and what you can do to modify your behavior:
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 

 

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