A shocking 40% of new CIOs fail to make it past the two-year mark. Even successful CIOs are under pressure to meet the steadily increasing demands of the business. IT leaders, both new and existing, need to enact change and they need to do it quickly.
While it's true that big transformations take time, breaking it up into manageable 100-day plans will help focus efforts and provide clear, measurable goals to work towards. This blueprint will help new and old IT leaders complete a well-executed 100-day revolution of their IT department by achieving the following 3 objectives:
- Build relationships with key stakeholders.
- Communicate your value by building a personalized leadership brand that differentiates you within the organization.
- Establish credibility by successfully executing on quick wins and tactical initiatives.
The message from the business is clear: "we will not tolerate complacency for the status quo." All IT leaders need to be ambitious, be excellent, or be gone.