Gartner Research

5 Fatal Pitfalls for New CIOs

Published: 12 July 2018

ID: G00361254

Analyst(s): Kelly Calhoun Williams , John MacDorman , Jenny Beresford


CIOs commencing in a new role have around 100 days in which they can set themselves up with a smooth runway to success. Five common mistakes made by incoming CIOs can prove fatal to their effectiveness, satisfaction and, ultimately, tenure in the role.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Redirect Ego Into Efficacy
  • Hey, I'm on Your Side
  • Look Before You Leap
  • Hold Your Fire
  • Find Wise Counsel
  • Conclusion

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