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Business acumen

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-24-2011 Print

Do you really have what it takes to serve as an effective CIO? By now, it's hardly news that, to successfully lead an organization's technology strategy, you need to develop strengths in key business areas. In fact, Dice.com contributor Leslie Stevens recently came up with five absolute must-have skills for CIOs, along with action steps you can take to develop or hone these traits. Here's a hint: You need a strong sense of political savvy, and the ability to tell an engaging IT story doesn't hurt either. It also helps to sharpen your business IQ. With this in mind, here are the five skills you'll need to succeed from Dice.com, a leading career hub for tech professionals:


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.


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