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The Art of CIO Politics: How to Effectively Influence in the Digital Age

Published: 10 May 2017

ID: G00325781

Analyst(s): Christie Struckman, Helen Huntley

Summary

The CIO's role in the enterprise and the skills needed to succeed continue to evolve — especially in the digital age. Hard-core technology knowledge is important, but soft skills in politics and business influence are imperative, and will make the difference in success or failure in the CIO role.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Form Coalitions to Achieve an Enterprise Vision Using Collaborative Leadership Skills
  • Build Influence to Overcome Resistance
  • Re-evaluate Your Soft Skills, and Know Where Improvements Need to Be Made
    • Communication Skills
    • Teamwork
    • Conflict Management
  • Conclusion

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