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8 Ways CIOs Can Show Leadership

8 Ways CIOs Can Show Leadership

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have the challenge to lead stakeholders in the right direction as technology can come with many promises but not all of them will be fulfilled. A CIO is responsible for delivering the best possible solution at the right price while maximizing a faster return on investment. But with greater responsibility comes greater pressure, which can make life difficult for the CIO. Let's review some areas where CIOs experience difficulties and can look at how they can lead more effectively.

Although CIOs are known to be the chiefs of IT, their role is not just about leading their departments but also about showing leadership.

Roles and Responsibles of An CIO

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is a corporate officer in charge of information and technology systems that support enterprise goals. The CIO’s role varies depending on the organization’s size, structure and industry, but in general, the CIO is responsible for formulating strategies that align with business goals while managing technology infrastructure and ensuring security.

The CIO takes part in the company's technological initiatives and strategy formation. The CIO is also a leader of both information technology (IT) departments and IT staff. In some organizations, the CIO reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or President of the firm.

Duties and Responsibilities of CIOs

  • Oversees all IT operations to ensure they produce the desired outcome according to specifications
  • Evaluates current systems and makes recommendations for improvements
  • Monitors technical performance of information systems to ensure networks are running smoothly
  • Leads teams who are tasked with designing new IT solutions
  • Coordinates resources and efforts between departments
  • Stays abreast of new technologies that could improve operations
  • Takes part in the company's technological initiatives and strategy formation.
  • Responsible for planning, budgeting and implementation of company information systems.
  • Provides information technology support to operations, and manages the IT department staff.
  • Provides leadership for the management of information systems, technologies and resources.
  • Oversees all information systems activities, including engineering and technical support, customer service and training, development, computer operations and telecommunications management.
  • Maintains an accurate inventory of all hardware, software and network equipment.

How CIOs Show Their Leadership

The role of the CIO has changed. The days when it was acceptable to focus on managing technology are rapidly fading into the past. CIOs are no longer just technology leaders, but business leaders. They need to be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, including senior executives and boards, who are increasingly asking CIOs to step in as interim CEOs.

Being a business leader requires the CIO to place greater emphasis on operational knowledge, dynamic leadership skills and practical business acumen.

Here are eight ways CIOs can show leadership

  1. Prioritize innovation and creativity
  2. Lead by example
  3. Keep business goals top-of-mind
  4. Take risks (but manage them)
  5. Earn respect by giving it first
  6. Empower team members
  7. Make decisions based on data — not hunches or hype
  8. Build strong relationships with your peers

Business success has been built on the back of technology. Over the past couple of decades, we have witnessed the role of technology transform from a support service to a key business enabler. The transformation of technology has created challenges and opportunities for CIOs. However, they can overcome those challenges and seize opportunities by revealing their leadership potential.

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