To truly transform our industry, we don’t need more managers. We need leaders who possess the dyad traits of authentic humility and an indomitable spirit, says Robert Sundelius.
Now more than ever, the CIO needs to be someone who can “help the rest of the organization understand the limits and the reality of technology,” says Gary Light, and bridge the gap between what we want and what we need.
The opportunity show that an organization can flourish with the right technology, vision, and strategic plan, all while providing “essential services,” was too good for CIO Jennifer D’Angelo to pass up.
Before starting any project, leaders need to set realistic expectations, says CIO Gary Light, which often means explaining that everyone won’t get all of their needs met.
Sometimes all it takes is a little push outside the comfort zone to show team members what they’re capable of, says CIO Scott Vachon, who talks about finding “hidden gems.”