Yousuf Khan, CIO, answered on 2018-07-10T04:52:28.439Z, 10 months ago
There are several ways in which I have seen this happen. However, the 3 most common ways are:
While 2 and 3 can be very situational, 1 – on the back of a major initiative – is definitely where an IT executive can carve out his or her ability to transition to a P&L leader.
In order to do this successfully, take the time to identify what the key initiatives are in your business. Then, raise your hand and volunteer to lead the ones in your wheel house.
By consistently showing ownership and taking the lead on the operational side of the business, you will be able to demonstrate a track record of leadership. It is this track record of leadership that I have seen being brought up during promotion discussions. IT leaders who have cultivated it make it much easier for their executive team and board to support them during promotion cycles.
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