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Why every CIO needs to be a hands-on leader to succeed

Christopher C. Barron | Dec. 21, 2016
In previous years, a hands-on designation meant practitioner, not leader. In not understanding how to embrace more direct participation, CIOs fear being branded as tactical. Yet hands-on IT executives are now getting the choice career opportunities.

A CIO, by becoming a master negotiator, can take a first-hand approach in assuring that his company is successful by securing the best possible deals before any action ever takes place. Ensuring that all contracts executed have the most favorable terms possible in this new era of cloud computing is an incredibly valuable avenue for a CIO to provide hands-on value.

The most successful CIOs of the next 10 years will be those people who can provide true, hands-on value to their companies. There will be many ways to achieve this success and these three approaches will help you get off to a great start.


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