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.
Whether it’s building the infrastructure or creating a cybersecurity strategy, so much of what IT does isn’t about driving value, but rather, supporting the business and keeping it safe, says CIO Gary Light.
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.”
There’s nothing wrong with bringing some of your own ideas into a new role – as long as you’re willing to consider other ideas as well, says Ed Marx, who talks about his leadership philosophy.
From making sure your work is appreciated to negotiating the right terms, there are several key points to consider when reaching a career crossroads, says Sue Schade.