CIO’s Equation for Strategic Influence

Dateline: June 14, 2013

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

Trust and influence are critical success factors for any leader, including the CIO.  A recent blog by Michael Krigsman explored ways CIO gain strategic influence inside their organizations.  His blog, CxO Talk: Trust, engagement, and influence for the CIO, suggests,

The equation is simple: trust equals relevance and credibility in the context of a relationship. Expressed differently, meaningful engagement is the gateway to influence.

He outlines 3 steps to gain influence inside the organization,

1.  Become relevant by offering constituents useful information, advice and services

2.  Drive credibility by increasing relevance

3.  Forge relationships based on credibility

How much influence and credibility do you have in your organization?  What steps will you take to become that trusted colleague?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a wonderful weekend.

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