Gartner Research

Chinese CIOs Should Use Their Skills in Influencing Others to Achieve Their Goals

Published: 26 September 2017

ID: G00338104

Analyst(s): Owen Chen , Kevin Ji


The CIO's role and the skills required are evolving to meet the demands of the digital era. Soft skills have become an imperative. Using the power to influence others to achieve goals is one of the most important soft skills that Chinese CIOs can master.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Change the Mindset That Power Depends on One's Position in the Corporate Hierarchy
  • Improve Your Business Acumen and Skills in Relationship Management to Enhance Your Power to Influence
    • Lack of Business Knowledge
    • Lack of Skills in Managing Your Relationship With Your Boss
    • Lack of Skills in Managing Your Relationships With Your Peers
  • Promote Your Expertise in Technology and Your Experience Leading E-Commerce
    • Leading E-Commerce
    • Being a Technology Expert

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