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6 Ways To Show Your CIO Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Your IT leader deserves a little (appropriate-for-work) love, too.
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Be "That Guy" (or "That Girl")
Bosses have numerous obligations -- many of which aren't specified in the job description. One way to stand out and also help your boss in a seemingly small, but very memorable, way is to take it upon yourself to be the person in charge of one of the mundane, thankless, or 'one-off' tasks that just have to get done. It gives your boss one less thing to do, or to worry about delegating. 
Does your office celebrate birthdays? Be the person who gets the cake and ice cream. Does the company need an emergency preparedness plan? Volunteer to be a floor warden. Sensing a morale problem? Bring donuts for the office every Monday. The possibilities are only as limited as your ability to imagine how to be an unconditionally nice and giving person. The important thing is to find something to help the team that no one is currently responsible for and just do it. Not only will your boss (and co-workers!) appreciate your efforts, but you'll stand out as a compassionate person who identifies pain points and takes charge. 

 (Image source: 
Joel Dueck (via Creative Commons license)

Bosses have numerous obligations -- many of which aren't specified in the job description. One way to stand out and also help your boss in a seemingly small, but very memorable, way is to take it upon yourself to be the person in charge of one of the mundane, thankless, or "one-off" tasks that just have to get done. It gives your boss one less thing to do, or to worry about delegating.

Does your office celebrate birthdays? Be the person who gets the cake and ice cream. Does the company need an emergency preparedness plan? Volunteer to be a floor warden. Sensing a morale problem? Bring donuts for the office every Monday. The possibilities are only as limited as your ability to imagine how to be an unconditionally nice and giving person. The important thing is to find something to help the team that no one is currently responsible for and just do it. Not only will your boss (and co-workers!) appreciate your efforts, but you'll stand out as a compassionate person who identifies pain points and takes charge.

(Image source: Joel Dueck (via Creative Commons license)

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freespiritny25
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2/14/2015 | 8:27:54 AM
Re: 6 ways To Show Your CIO Some Love This Valentines Days
Stepping up your game will definitely make your boss feel the love in February! Covering vacation, staying home when sick and contagious, and communicating more genuinely are all helpful tips.
laredoflash
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2/15/2015 | 5:53:39 PM
Re: 6 ways To Show Your CIO Some Love This Valentines Days
The only way to show love to this CEO butt kissing tyrant is to show him out the door. He makes IT look like a money sucking black hole. I'm sure there are some good CIO's out there. They are hard to find. Some very capable people are not given the chance due to their high ethical standards. Sadly, the trash stays. Master Rod
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3/1/2015 | 5:49:40 AM
We asked CEO to leave
I knew a CEO who had no understanding about a person having hearing problems. We did our best to explain to him in a polite way about what hearing problems are about and how to be nice about it. After several meetings with him over a period of six months, we asked him to leave in a polite way. He did -  through the front door.
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