I agree 100%
I really like the idea of the list, that really helps.
I'll double down on that one given the fact that I just went through that journey over the last six months. That was exactly what got me through this transition. It was the sponsors, it was the advocates that were helping me. 100% agree with that. You need to build that.
love the comment about Sponsors
It's something I was told very early in my career and was surprised I hardly ever heard it again. So it's now my mission to spread the word :)
CIOs are more effective when they have strong business acumen which is not what is usually recruited for as people think it requires a more technical skill set. That's where I see the role be less effective.
Be in a follower shoes…