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Great CIOs are politically savvy

Jack Bergstrand | March 28, 2013
Despite all our objective metrics, executing a business strategy requires a personal touch, says Brand Velocity's Jack Bergstrand

So, as a strategic CIO, don't disregard objectivity, but put it in its proper context. You'll need to continually know where your strategic stakeholders intend to go and why (which is subjective), what therefore needs to happen and when (which is objective), how to best deliver those priorities (which is objective), and who is motivated to do them with distinction (which is subjective).

It's often not easy, but it's worth it. The truth is that political savvy is essential to making strategy work.

 

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