With leaders facing mounting pressures, it’s completely understandable to want to leapfrog technology. What you can’t leap, says CIO Saad Chaudry, is the ‘what, where, how, and when’ stage of planning and introspection.
One of the key components in creating a digitally enabled organization? Blurring the lines to the point where an external observer could not differentiate the CIO from any other member of the C-Suite, says Ed Marx.
It’s no longer enough for healthcare IT leaders to have technical acumen, says Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs. “I’m seeing more CIOs who have had the time and experience to develop insight into how to have those conversations and engage effectively.”
Although it’s great to emulate the characteristics we admire in others, it’s critical that we stay true to ourselves, says CIO Michael Saad, who discusses the parallels between fitness and leadership, and how they’ve helped him grow as a person.
Perhaps the most important advantage of having already been through an Epic implementation? You’ve already learned “what the cycles and trends are,” and know how to navigate them, says CIO Debbie Cancilla.