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What chance does a CIO have of becoming CEO?

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by pschuvie In reply to Place on the board?

Well like they say "This is America, and anything is possible." That's the upside.

Now for reality it really depends on a variety of factors: but the two primary ones are the "breadth of organizational managerial experience" the CIO has/acquires and the nature of the company.

The nature of the company is probably the easiest - if it is a marketing/sales driven enterprise then without significant sucessfilled responsibility or experience in this area the chances can be very small. You just won't get no respect.

If the company is operational or financially driven, again demonstrated ability in these key business areas are necessary. And in this day and age the CFO has probably the best chances since expense control, equity funding and return on same make the world go round.

Now if yours is a technically driven company, and you either have or can develop the "vision" that will lead the company along with the personal network building and charisma to infuse confidence of all others then the chances can increase. Bean counters, sellers, operators and the rest can all be "hired" but vision and the talent to pull it off now that is what the CEO needs and should be.

Also, the other aspect is to go outside your existing environment. Go into or create one in which the CIO background is the most important factor, then your chances are now either greatly improve, or your doing it.

Last note, CEO is Chief Executive Officer, the one with the ability to create or define the big picture, to cross lines with grace and lead with vision.

Good Luck

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by James_Randy In reply to Place on the board?

What are the chances of a cat becoming a dog?
What are the chances of a chicken becoming a hog?
What are the chances that the moon will disappear?
What are the chances the mighty lion will die of fear?
What are the chances that the wind will **** itself out?
What are the chances of Ali winning another bout?
What are the chances that the Cubs will win the big game?
What are the chances that politics will not remain the same?
What are the chances the Commodor 64 will make a come-back?
What are the chances of it even replacing the Mac?
The chances, my friend, are slim and none. And Slim just left town.

Regards,

jr

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