Modern CIOs must hire leaders they can trust to ‘fire-and-forget’

IT leaders must have managers in place who can help take off some of the load so everyone can have a work-life balance. Curt Carver, CIO of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia, says that’s why he thinks it’s important to break away from a Napoleonic approach to leadership and instead hire the right people, then empower them to do great things. Hire people that you can trust to cover aspects of the business for you that are, if you don’t mind the description, ???fire-and-forget.??? They understand your intent, they execute as if they were you driving that intent and they handle aspects of the business. Then you, as the CIO, bring it all together delivering the strategic view of where things are going.