New-to-Role CIOs: The First 100 Days

Getting CIO transitions right is critical to creating more organizational value.

CIOs are crucial to digital transformation

Transitioning into a new CIO or other leadership role can be one of the most stressful, yet rewarding, career milestones for an individual. A new leader joining the business is also a disruptive event for an organization and its people, so getting transitions right is critical. A well-engineered transition process accelerates a new leader’s success creating more value for the organization.

Through 2020, at least 25% of CIOs will be "in transition" at any given time, changing their organizations and/or their roles.
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CIOs in transition: Accelerating time to impact

Whether you’re a seasoned CIO taking on a fresh challenge or a recently promoted executive in a new role, it’s important to get your first few months as a CIO right. Achieving success at the beginning of your leadership journey is challenging, but essential.

Tactics to avoid or escape the five fatal pitfalls: Listen, imagine, empathize.

Insights you can use

New-to-role leaders often have to navigate their transitions alone, onboarding themselves while trying to establish a new vision for their organizations and quickly execute high-impact projects and changes. Gartner can help optimize this transition by providing peer insights and practical tools to overcome the common challenges for new CIOs.

5 Fatal Pitfalls for New CIOs

The first 100 days as a new CIO are critical to success in role. Gartner presents the five common mistakes made by incoming CIOs so you can emerge a stronger and more effective leader.

New CIOs: 3 Actions to Quickly Become Influential Among C-Suite

One of a new CIO’s first challenges — regardless of prior experience — is to establish a good rapport and influence with other C-Suite members. Gartner reveals the three actions that can accelerate a new CIO’s influence in the enterprise.

The Gartner 2019 CIO Resolutions

Prepare for your new role by getting up to speed on the emerging technologies of 2019 and what leadership and business challenges you may face in your new role. 

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