Executives who join companies to lead a digital transformation process are faced with a range of barriers, and may even abandon the project in just a few months. He or she will walk away frustrated and tired of fighting against the tide. The reason for this is that these professionals are hired with the support and incentive of the CEO, but soon find themselves alone.
Herminia Ibarra on how current success can actually work against fulfilling your potential.
We once heard a board chairman call a CIO serving on his board a “one-note piano,” because the CIO repeated his same theme over and over.
CHROs today face an ever more difficult challenge – identifying and developing the talent to drive the transformation required in today’s organizations, individuals who can solve problems quickly and in new ways, with the fortitude to navigate in uncertainty and to accept and overcome failure through an onslaught of data and marketplace changes.
Fundamental changes in the marketplace for medicines, as well as the rapid and continuing evolution of technology are bringing new challenges and opportunities for life sciences companies and their contribution to healthcare systems.
CIOs need to prove they can bring more than narrow technology expertise to the table if they want to land a seat in the boardroom.
A Leadership Competencies Development Series from the CIO Executive Council and Egon Zehnder.