Stay in any job position for a while and you're bound to make mistakes, some larger than others. Many of the mistakes that stick out in the memories of CIOs, CMIOs and other senior leaders come relatively early during their tenures, which has given them time to reflect on this missteps and convert those mistakes into teaching moments for those just embarking on their executive careers.
"One thing young CIOs need to know is that these jobs are not about your technological capabilities," says Harry Lukens, CIO at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa. "These jobs are an art, not a science. How you manage people up and down will determine whether you're successful or not."
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