"The CIO role may seem like the ultimate goal for corporate technology leaders - a feather in the cap for a worthy IT professional who's worked their way through increasingly senior roles," notes
Stephanie Overby in The Enterprisers Project.
"But the CIO role is not for everyone - particularly not the top IT spot of 2020 and beyond. 'A CIO is much less involved in the actual day-to-day projects and functions more as a face of the technical function of an organization,' says Jim Halpin, associate unit manager of technology recruiting at LaSalle Network.
'Good CIOs are entrepreneurial, driven, savvy, and strategic thinkers. Someone could be an extremely adept technologist but may not have the soft skills required of the CIO role.'
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