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What you need to become a CEO

You're sure that the skills you've honed as a CIO would make you a great CEO. But how do you make the transition? In this TechRepublic article, we tell you how to move to the bigger CEO pond.


You’ve paid your dues as an IT pro, and you know you would make a great CEO. But how do you start to make the move?

If you would like to see what experts recommend, read Jennifer Recktenwald’s article, “On the road to CEO: Where should you begin?”. The story, part of a series on moving from CIO to CEO, gives guidance to IT executives who want to make the leap. (You can read the five-part series on making the switch from CIO to CEO here.)

 In this article, Mary Ann Masarech, who works for the outplacement and career transition firm Drake BeamMorin , recommends, among other things, that CIOs face the challenge of “demonstrating that they not only do what they do well—IT—but that they understand the bigger picture.”

The article also features suggestions from James Rutt, who moved from chief technology officer at The ThomsonCorporation , an information publishing company, to CEO of Network Solutions , the world’s largest registrar of Web addresses.
We’ve looked at what you need to be an effective CEO. What are some of the skills necessary for being a good CIO? Post a comment below or drop us an e-mail.
You’ve paid your dues as an IT pro, and you know you would make a great CEO. But how do you start to make the move?

If you would like to see what experts recommend, read Jennifer Recktenwald’s article, “On the road to CEO: Where should you begin?”. The story, part of a series on moving from CIO to CEO, gives guidance to IT executives who want to make the leap. (You can read the five-part series on making the switch from CIO to CEO here.)

 In this article, Mary Ann Masarech, who works for the outplacement and career transition firm Drake BeamMorin , recommends, among other things, that CIOs face the challenge of “demonstrating that they not only do what they do well—IT—but that they understand the bigger picture.”

The article also features suggestions from James Rutt, who moved from chief technology officer at The ThomsonCorporation , an information publishing company, to CEO of Network Solutions , the world’s largest registrar of Web addresses.
We’ve looked at what you need to be an effective CEO. What are some of the skills necessary for being a good CIO? Post a comment below or drop us an e-mail.

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