Start Early Randy Mott, CIO, Dell CIOs need to develop their employees\u2019 business and leadership skills right out of college, not 10 years down the road. Also, IT leaders should move staffers to new areas regularly so that they are challenged and energized. He admits, "I\u2019ve been guilty of not rotating people in the past."Study Chemistry Steve Matheys, CIO, Schneider NationalUnderestimating the chemistry of a team can be critical. "So when thinking about building talent, you have to find talented individuals [who are] capable of working well on teams."Mind Your Mentoring Tim Stanley, CIO, Harrah\u2019s EntertainmentIf you\u2019re going to implement a mentoring program, you\u2019d better do it well. Stanley began one for IT junior staffers about a year and a half ago, but it\u2019s now on hold. "We didn\u2019t think we had a system in place to make it work well or the time for the mentor and mentee built in or the best approach to selecting people."R-e-s-p-e-c-t Wei-Tih Cheng, CIO, AetnaTreat your staff with dignity. "I believe the fundamental Golden Rule applies very well to leadership training: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."Seek Out and Challenge Paul Donovan, CIO, ING U.S. Institute a method of identifying high-potential leaders. "Those leaders typically will be leaders someplace else\u2014if they\u2019re not being challenged here, then there\u2019s the potential to lose them to another company."Push the Envelope\u2014With Diplomacy John Carrow, CIO, Unisys "I think the major lesson is to stretch people beyond what they think they can do and take some risk in terms of what you allow them to do. Give them the opportunity to make a mistake." Carrow also preaches caution when identifying future leaders. "There are obviously a lot more not identified, so you have to be careful you don\u2019t disrupt the rest of the workforce."