Recently, Abbie Lundberg put out a post about The Influential CIO. It points out the shifts taking place with the integration of IT into all parts of the business as well as the consumerization effect of bringing IT into all parts of our lives.
She goes on to talk about the importance of Credibility, Trust and Relationships – which is probably true for all leaders, not just CIOs. It reinforces the servant leader concept, but not just for the employees but for the business as well. As I read the post, it reminded me of the shifting CIO role post I wrote a few weeks back: CIOs: Don’t try to hold on to your hat.