I was pleased and proud to be appointed to the position of
CIO (Chief Innovation Officer). It
seemed like a great opportunity to join a dynamic executive team and help drive
the growth and ambition which inspired the company. Unfortunately, things did not work out well
and there are some hard lessons to be shared.
Here are some things I wish I had anticipated.
In the end I quit and a little while later the company was
sold to a competitor. Looking back, I
can see that I was a little naïve in my approach. But what do you think I should have done
better? And how can newly appointed CIOs
avoid these same problems?