Leadership

Video: Five ways for a CIO to become invaluable to the CEO

This episode of CIO Sanity Savers share a few ideas about how CIOs can best provide their CEOs with critical value and support.

Today's CEOs have to be transparent and accountable, while still creating and growing revenue. They also have to build customer loyalty, comply with regulations, please shareholders, and inspire employees amid layoffs and pay reductions. This episode of CIO Sanity Savers share a few ideas about how CIOs can best provide their CEOs with critical value and support.

For those of you who prefer text over video, you can click the "Transcript" link underneath the video or you can read the original article from Polly Schneider Traylor that this episode was based on: CIOs: Here are 10 ways you can support your CEO.

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Jason Hiner is the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He is an award-winning journalist who writes about the people, products, and ideas that are revolutionizing the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

3 comments
Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

at golf convincingly.

propellerheadus
propellerheadus

I didn't think about losing at golf specifically, but I was thinking that CEO is just another role like CIO is. I'm not a CIO so maybe my thinking is probably a lot of bunk, but I relate it to being a senior architect and making my executive manager look good. That's OK with me (since my executive manager is navigating the C level) but I don't necessarily see that as my job. My job is to understand the things they don't understand, make good decisions around getting to the goals they set, and communicate with them in their language about the work my team is doing. Sometimes my executive manager might not look good when he has to deliver a dose of reality to the table, but the C level folks will always get the truth.