Essential Traits of Business-Driven IT Leaders

CIO magazine interviewed Mike Goldstone, Managing Partner at H.I. Executive Consulting, on essential traits of CIO leaders for their recent article on the same topic.

In the interview, Goldstone says that a CIO who understands the power of the data being captured by IT and then envisions an innovative way to use that data to create a new product or service illustrates how a business-driven CIO operates in this digital age.

“CIOs need to be entrepreneurial,” Goldstone says. “Traditionally CIOs have been paid to make sure they keep the lights on and minimize risk, but now they have to move out of that comfort zone and be willing to take calculated risks.”

As CIO role is quickly transforming into one responsible for driving business change, leaders need to shake up their approach and envision — and realize — positive business outcomes.

Read the full article at: CIO.com