Secret CIO: 5 Steps To That CIO Title
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User Rank: Apprentice
2/13/2013 | 6:36:28 PM
re: Secret CIO: 5 Steps To That CIO Title
At age 45 with 4 years of IT experience and in line for the CFO title, you might be a better fit for CFO. It sounds like the field you have the most education and experience in, maybe look for CFO opportunities. Contrary to the idea that people who are technical canGt lead, there are people out there with decades of IT education and experience with the leadership skills to be at the GǣCGǥ level. Remember throwing the last guy under the bus, might not sound like leadership to everyone. (GǣIT was a messGǥ) Best of luck in becoming a chief.
Melanie Rodier
Melanie Rodier,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/29/2013 | 3:53:00 PM
re: Secret CIO: 5 Steps To That CIO Title
Very solid advice on why being pro-active and attentive to what is going on outside your immediate environment is always important.
User Rank: Apprentice
1/23/2013 | 8:46:31 PM
re: Secret CIO: 5 Steps To That CIO Title
It occurs to me that this is great advice for anyone, not just for wanna-be CIOs.
User Rank: Author
1/23/2013 | 6:57:10 PM
re: Secret CIO: 5 Steps To That CIO Title
Excellent advice to take action on two fronts -- within the company and looking outside for opportunities -- and not just wait patiently for good things to happen. Best line: "Soups might get better with simmering, but careers don't."

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