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Maverick* Research: Embracing Eccentric Leadership — Strategies for CIOs

Published: 02 October 2014

ID: G00270892

Analyst(s): Tina Nunno


Going beyond the normal range of leadership personalities and styles, we explore what it means to be eccentric, the good and bad, and how CIOs can best deal with eccentric leaders. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • The New Abnormal
  • Defining "Eccentricity"
  • Psychology in Small Doses
  • The Compulsive Eccentric
    • Coping Strategies for Compulsive Eccentrics as Reported by CIOs
  • The Impulsive Eccentric
    • Coping Strategies for Impulsive Eccentrics as Reported by CIOs
  • The Egotistic Eccentric
    • Coping Strategies for Egotistic Eccentrics as Reported by CIOs
  • The Eccentric CIO
  • Embrace the New Abnormal

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