5 TRAINING A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS

Dave McKay, January 2010

As someone who progressed from junior programmer to CIO over a 30-year IT career, Dave McKay believes that IT training must encompass business and leadership elements from an early stage. Here he explains why, from his own experience.

IN LOVE WITH TECHNOLOGY

My progress to senior enterprise management was slow because I actively held it back for many years. Like many other IT people, I was in love with the technical aspects of my job and saw ‘management’ as something for people who couldn’t grasp technology. Eventually, when I was forced to step up, I struggled at each stage, mainly because I had not prepared properly.

I was among the first wave of people in the UK to graduate ...

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