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Leadership Slideshow: 10 Ways to Get Closer to the CEO

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 03-17-2009
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1.Make Yourself Bilingual

1.Make Yourself Bilingual

Effective CIOs should be tech savvy enough to speak geek. But fluency in business language is critical, too. Speaking to the CEO in his or her language builds trust.

Support from the CEO and other C-suite executives can be critical to the outcome of major IT initiatives, and working closely with these alleged peers in senior management is a measure of CIO success. But many CIOs, particularly those who came up through the tech ranks, find it daunting to develop a good relationship with the CEO. Relationship-building is an organic and there certainly is no magic formula to it, but there are a few ways to help the process along.



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