If you're looking to advance your career in the direction of the CIO's seat, the first thing you need to do is learn what it really means to be an IT leader. For starters, it could mean loving technology a little less. That's the advice of Kathy Harris, executive recruiter and managing director of Harris Allied.
"Sometimes a technologist wants to embrace a new technology because they love it," said Harris in an interview with InformationWeek. "But the mindset of senior managers is that technology is a tool to further the business. It is not an end unto itself. Making that shift is the first step in the process."
David Wagner is the Executive Editor, Community & IT Life