jcatcw writes on SlashDot this interesting post called ‘Why don’t More CIOs Become CEO?‘. He quotes this article you can find in the ComputerWorld web site.

Here is the incipit:

There are 500 companies in the Fortune 500 and only a handful of former CIOs in the top job. You’ll find a similar situation around the world; […]
Knowing what we know about CIOs — that is, that most are smart, hardworking, supremely aware of how the business works and increasingly savvy regarding the workings of external customers’ minds — the failure of more CIOs to become CEO has to be one of the biggest mysteries of our age.

The author writes that many CIOs have the 8 basic traits that every CEO should have according to In Search of Excellence, the famous book by Tom Peters and Bob Waterman … but … they still don’t get it.

Have a look at the article and, as Thornton A. May asks in his post, if any readers can shed light on it, I’d love to hear what you have to say.

PierG

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