CIO is not a static management role, but a dynamic leadership role.
Modern CIO is perhaps one of the most paradoxical and sophisticated leadership roles in contemporary business today. As they are leading one of the most complex and dynamic functions of business, and managing one of the most intelligent groups of talent in the organization. What determines the maturity level (performance, strategy, influence) of a CIO and how to measure CIO success (customer satisfaction, employee happiness, project value creation or stakeholders’ expectation) objectively?
The CIO is not a static management role, but a dynamic leadership role due to the changing nature of technology. A big component of success has to do with the definitions or scope of the role that the CIO is playing. The CIO responsibilities can be quite varied even with the same title or position. One challenge that needs to work through is not only defining the role of the CIO but how do the other C-levels and ownership provide positive feedback for not only continued success in the role but continued growth in the role.