3 Ways That CIOs Can Sabotage Themselves When They Are Unhappy

Having the CIO job sure seems like it should be something that would make you happy. I’m willing to guess that since you’ve worked so hard to get this position most days you are at least fairly happy with the idea of going to work to deal with things related to the importance of information […]

How Staff Can Try Out New Roles With No Risk

As the person with the CIO job, you want to be in charge of the best IT department possible. It turns out that this means that in addition to getting the rest of the company to understand the importance of information technology, you want to have the best people working for you. Everything else can […]

New Book: Managing Your CIO Career: Steps That CIOs Have To Take In Order To Have A Long And Successful Career

In today’s fast-paced Information Technology (IT) field, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are being asked to do more than ever. No longer is it enough to just make sure that the company’s various servers and email systems are up and operating correctly, now CIOs have to play a role in setting the company’s overall strategic direction. […]

Only A CIO Could Screw Up A Job Change!

The global economy is roaring back again and it sure seems like everyone is starting to take stock of their job and decide if they want to stay where they are or move on to greener pastures. CIOs are no exception. Perhaps you’ve grown as far as you can or perhaps you feel that you’ve […]

CIOs Need To Use Lessons Learned During The Dot-Com Crash To Do Well Now

When you become a CIO, you will have the chance to be leading the IT department when the next global recession hits. I don’t care if you’ve got a list of Cisco technical certifications as long as your arm after your title and the fanciest MBA degree available, there’s no training for how to deal […]

Just For You: The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter

It is with a great deal of pride that I am finally able to announce that free subscriptions to The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter are now available! Subscribe to The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter now: Click Here! Why A Newsletter? Why Now? You might be asking why I felt the need to create a newsletter […]

A Mentor Network Is What You Need To Become A CIO

I’ve got a quick question for you: what is the next step in your career? What do you want to get promoted to? In fact, as long as we are talking about that, what comes after THAT promotion? If you want to become a CIO, then career ladder generally goes: IT worker, manager, director, executive […]

Google’s Staffing Problems Have Much To Teach CIOs

If you could be running the IT department for any company out there right now, which one would it be? A lot of us would say Google – everything that we’ve read and heard about the company makes it seem like a great place to work. However, it turns out that even Google is not […]

Women In IT: What’s The Current Score?

How many women work in your IT department? Is your CIO a woman? The answer to the first question is probably “not that many“, and the answer to the second is all too often “no“. We’ve been aware that this is an issue for awhile, how are we doing on addressing it? How Do Women […]