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5 Fatal Pitfalls for New CIOs

Published: 03 March 2020

ID: G00466836

Analyst(s): Kelly Calhoun Williams , Heather Colella , Daniel Sanchez Reina


CIOs new to the role have 100 days to make an impact and position themselves with a smooth runway to succeed. Five common pitfalls made by incoming CIOs can prove fatal to their effectiveness, satisfaction, and ultimately, tenure in the role.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define Your Aspirational Brand
  • Understand the IT Operating Model
  • Redirect Ego Into Efficacy
  • Look Before You Leap
  • Gather Evidence
  • Bottom Line

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