Dan Burrus is a leading technology futurist and best-selling author. His prescription for how the CIO must lead and adapt is both sobering and exciting in these rapidly changing times for every business. There can be no doubt that high achievers will be both rewarded AND stressed as they strive to stay ahead of the competition. The CIO Survival Kit is an article well worth reading.
More basic guidelines for the CIO include watching and understanding where the organization is headed. Listen carefully to the many messages coming from Top Management. It could be all about cutting costs today and limiting the expansion of technology…And tomorrow an immediate desire to have more information readily available for key decision makers. The CIO casualties do not see the changes coming.