10 Ways to Groom a Leader

CIOs say aspiring IT executives need opportunities like these within IT, across the enterprise and in business-focused roles

Leadership Within IT

  • Start up or lead a new team.
  • Turn around a troubled project or organization.
  • Develop talent through skills analysis, selective hiring and redeployment, or mentoring.
  • Conceive and execute a major operational, organizational or process improvement within the IT organization.

    IT Leadership Across the Enterprise

  • Conceive and execute a major business operation or process improvement.
  • Lead a significant enterprisewide project.
  • Lead an enterprise-level change initiative requiring significant collaboration and influence.

    Business-Focused Leadership

  • Negotiate important contracts or manage relationships with suppliers or partners.
  • Conceive and execute a business product or service idea that significantly affects the companys customers, market or business results.
  • Conceive and execute an innovative use of IT for competitive differentiation.
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