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Leadership Within IT - get your talent to do one of the four below things to prepare them for a leadership role:

  • Start up or lead a new team.
  • Turn around a troubled project or organisation.
  • Develop talent through skills analysis, selective hiring and redeployment, or mentoring.
  • Conceive and execute a major operational, organisational or process improvement within the IT organisation.

    IT Leadership Across the Enterprise - What you as a CIO should be doing:

  • Conceive and execute a major business operation or process improvement.
  • Lead a significant enterprise wide project.
  • Lead an enterprise-level change initiative requiring significant collaboration and influence.

    Business-Focused Leadership - think wider than IT:

  • Negotiate important contracts or manage relationships with suppliers or partners.
  • Conceive and execute a business product or service idea that significantly affects the company's customers, market or business results.
  • Conceive and execute an innovative use of IT for competitive differentiation