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The New CIO Leader: Setting the Agenda and Delivering Results by Ellen Kitzis, Marianne Broadbent

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Shape and InformExpectations for anIT-Enabled Enterprise

All we’ve discussed previously leads to this, the unique role of the new CIO leader: bridging the gap between business and technology. To do so, you must have credibility with your executive colleagues, you must be able to lead through influence, you must have a deep understanding of your enterprise, and you must have a vision built on this understanding.1 But how do you bring all these pieces together to build the bridge that the new world requires?

The first essential step is for you to work with your colleagues on articulating an agreed-upon set of business guiding principles, what we call maxims. These principles or maxims succinctly state what is most important ...

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