Gartner Research

Avoid Three Traps That Can Derail a CIO's Career

Published: 17 May 2018

ID: G00352355

Analyst(s): De'Onn Griffin

Summary

Thirty to fifty percent of qualified executives are asked or forced to leave a new role in the first 18 months. They don't fail because they lack talent, but because they fall into three avoidable traps. CIOs can use this research to identify these traps, and to keep their careers safely on track.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Identify the Underside of Your Leadership Traits
  • Prioritize Your Team Over Financial Objectives
  • Assess the New Context for Fit

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