The focus and priorities of the new CIO leader that we’ve described so far are all “setting the stage” priorities. To review, so far we’ve covered how a new CIO leader needs to accomplish the following steps:
Lead, not just manage
Know the fundamentals of his or her enterprise—its strategic intents and goals, its persistent business needs, and its key decision makers
Create a vision for the enterprise as IT-enabled, avoiding hype, but creating a compelling vision for the impact of technology, especially the network era and the Real-Time Enterprise
Shape expectations for the use and usefulness of IT by using maxims—concise, compelling, and clear statements of direction and guidelines ...