As the person with the CIO job, you really have two separate responsibilities. The one that we are all aware of has to do with the importance of information technology and is the one where you lead the IT department. This consists of the staffing, budgeting, and planning that goes into creating a strong IT … Read more How CIOs Build Bridges To Other Departments
Staffing an IT department is easily a full-time job in of itself. As the person with the CIO job, you’ve probably already realized this. However, in addition to staying on top of the importance of information technology, just filling all of the open spots in your IT department is not the only task that you … Read more How CIOs Can Boost Staff Skills Without Increasing Headcount
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. … Read more New Book: Managing Your CIO Career: Steps That CIOs Have To Take In Order To Have A Long And Successful Career
When you become a CIO, the reason that you’ve been able to achieve this position is because you know everything that you’ll ever have to know, right? You’ll never make a mistake again and every decision that you’ll make will be the right decision. Correct? I’m betting that you are probably shaking your head right … Read more Why Mentors Are So Important For CIOs And How To Get Them
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 … Read more Just For You: The Accidental Successful CIO Newsletter
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 … Read more A Mentor Network Is What You Need To Become A CIO
I’m sure that you’ve heard from many other places that you need a mentor. Mentoring is sorta like that networking thing. You know that it’s probably a good thing to be doing. However, you’re not quite sure how to get started with it and so it seems to always end up on your “should do” … Read more How Can A CIO (Or Anyone Else) Find A Mentor?