In this episode of CIO Power Politics, Gartner analyst Tina Nunno explains the best way to avoid saying the wrong thing.
Every CIO has been in a situation in which an executive or coworker has asked a difficult question about a project. The instinct is to answer immediately, but Tina Nunno, vice president and Gartner fellow, advises CIOs to resist the urge and stall for a better outcome. Nunno draws on conversations from hundreds of client interactions to provide concrete steps on how to buy yourself some time to think.
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