How much of the role of CIO is self-taught?

Top Answer : I look back after having done the job seven times. Sometimes I land in jobs and I've looked around and thought this is going to be the proverbial ‘duck soup’. Because of the experience that I have, I can see in my own humble estimation what they need here. It's pretty clear where the problems are, what we need to do now, all that insight and intuition has to get applied to the business model, the unique features of that particular company, where it operates geographically, and what its customer base is like, etc. But there's a lot of things in it that are immutable. Everybody has to have a financial system and everybody has to have some kind of a CRM capability.

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Yellow Processor
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I look back after having done the job seven times. Sometimes I land in jobs and I've looked around and thought this is going to be the proverbial ‘duck soup’. Because of the experience that I have, I can see in my own humble estimation what they need here. It's pretty clear where the problems are, what we need to do now, all that insight and intuition has to get applied to the business model, the unique features of that particular company, where it operates geographically, and what its customer base is like, etc. But there's a lot of things in it that are immutable. Everybody has to have a financial system and everybody has to have some kind of a CRM capability.
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Orange Hard Drive
Software
Accumulating hands on experience over the years goes a long way because you have various scenarios that are thrown at you. And through this experience, a CIO might know how to resolve any obstacles that their organization is facing.
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Green Hard Drive
Construction
Agreed
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Red Terminal
Construction
I believe in our role all the technology experience is getting void and get absolute very often you need to keep learning all the way long The only useful experience is the leadership, people skills and strategic thinking
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Blue Monitor
I think in the beginning it is important to have good mentors. Those that you can watch to see how things are done well. It provides a solid foundation for future growth and personal achievement. Not to say that people can’t do it on their own, but having someone to learn from makes a difference in my eyes. That being said, it is important for a CIO to stay current on industry developments so future decisions can be made that will positively impact the organization.
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