CIO As Chief Communicator

Australia’s CIO Magazine‘s 2004 State of the CIO survey confirms that once again communication rules:

… the single most pivotal skill for success as a CIO is the ability to communicate effectively … a CIO gets nowhere without getting people to listen and then understand and believe in the propositions offered … People are moved by content with an appropriate emotional message.

Richard E Boyatzis, Professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior at Weatherhead School of Management asks: “What do you get when you have a really smart, technically expert CIO with little or no EI competencies? A nerd who no one except other nerds listens to unless they are in the mood and patient, which is not too often?” Enough said!

Geoff Thatcher posted this on July 12, 2004, in Talent.
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