Gartner Research

Leadership Development Module 6, Chapter 1: Leadership, Management and the CIO

Published: 22 December 2009

ID: G00172798

Analyst(s): John Mahoney , John P. Roberts

Summary

Leadership is a capability that stands distinct from management. Management focuses on execution, performance and ensuring continual improvement. Leadership involves direction; its specific concerns are vision, strategy, motivation, values and culture.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Leadership Is at the Heart of the CIO's Role
    • Leadership and Management Are Different
    • Distinguishing the Leader From Leadership
    • CIOs Must Earn Their Executive Leadership Position Through Influence and Outcomes
  • Leadership Best Practices
  • IT Leadership: Specific Leadership Attributes for the CIO
    • 10 Myths About IT Leadership
    • CIO Leadership Is at the Intersection of Business, People and Technology
  • Conclusion and Recommendations

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