I. Focus relentlessly on their organisation's strategy and how IT can enable key objectives
II. Provide leadership that motivates the IT team to deliver exceptional performance
III. Manage change so that it seems welcoming rather than threatening
IV. Spot talent, hire it, then develop it further so it becomes even better
V. Communicate ideas to the business in ways that are credible and convincing
VI. Understand how building effective teams provides a platform for successful projects
VII. Build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
VIII. Manage expectations about what IT can and cannot achieve
IX. Identify and harness the enabling power of new technologies to give their organisation extra competitive edge
X. Acquire industry knowledge so they can contribute to senior management decision-making

Follow the links to full channels from CIO UK on the 10 behaviours CIOs must exhibit. Also, read about the leadership qualities of CIOs at Coca Cola, global energy companies and Imperial College.