Martha Heller writes what’s needed for a CIO to become a CEO. It’s not that IT specific, surely can be applied to every top manager of a ‘technical’ area.
Here is the list you have to work on: read the full article to really understand what’s behind!
Learn to balance internal and external demands
Change up your management style
Run IT like a business
Develop your “minors
Scale your conception of systems relationships
Plan a transitional move into general management
Expand your approach to time
Report to the CEO
Be sure you want the job