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leadership skills

Contributor(s): Emily McLaughlin

Leadership skills are the strengths and abilities individuals demonstrate that help the oversee processes, guide initiatives and steer their employees toward the achievement of goals.

Leadership skills are an essential component in positioning executives to make thoughtful decisions about their organization's mission and goals, and properly allocate resources to achieve those directives. Valuable leadership skills include the ability to delegate, inspire and communicate effectively. Other leadership traits include honesty, confidence, commitment and creativity.

In information technology (IT), executives are often required to be a jack-of-all-trades. In addition to being able to plan strategically, their leadership skills must also be directed towards risk management, disaster recovery, compliance and other aspects of data governance

 

This was last updated in June 2014

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What IT leadership skills should every CIO possess?
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I think the ability to recognize the strengths and limitations of each team member is important, as well as understanding what resources exist and how to apply them effectively. 
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resource management that include human being, in addition to know his core business competitive advantages as well as the technology that can achieve the firm goals.
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