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Utilize a proven methodology for measuring CIO Leadership and understand the impact of technology, values, ethics and executive presence on leadership maturity
By 2025, 66% of CIOs expect to be key decision makers for corporate strategy
By 2025, 89% of CIOs will be responsible for some revenue-generating initiatives
By 2025, 59% of CIOs expect to hold a seat on their company’s board of directors
See how you compare with your peers and other proven CIOs
Click on the Assessment button below to take the survey. There are 25 items to take in the form of brief memo exchanges. The survey can typically be completed in 20 minutes or less.
Your Executive Response
Rate the degree to how well the Executive Response reflects action you would take.
There are no right or wrong ratings for the survey items. After rating each item you will need to click the forward arrow appearing at the bottom of the item to continue until you reach the end of the survey. You may also return to the survey to complete it an interruption occurs.
Receive a custom report and recommendations to increase your leadership maturity
A report at the end of the survey will appear showing your Arc profile along the dimensions in the form of a bar chart.
Responses to the survey are digitally stored on this site and kept confidential.
Assessing the 5 literacy dimensions to becoming an effective CIO
Concerns skills specifically related to learning, applying, and creating resources in information technology, which include the necessary knowledge of complex operations. This dimension essentially establishes the CIO as being technically proficient and forms a basis for movement to more complex and mature stages of development.
The knowledge and practice of proper etiquette in organizational settings, with regard to dress, telephone, and in-person interactions, punctuality, work completion, conflict resolution, deference, and other protocols in workplace hierarchies.
Measures ability to articulate and act upon mainstream organizational values credited with shaping the work ethic: independent initiative, dedication, honesty, and personal identification with career goals based on the organization philosophy of management protocol.
Reflects commitment to the education and professional advancement of other employees in technology.
Involves view of the role of an executive in business and the capacity to succeed in tandem with other executives. Aspects include a devotion to learning and self-improvement, self-evaluation, the ability to acknowledge and resolve business conflicts, and resilience when faced with personal and professional challenges.
How do most respondents score?
What sort of CIO are you?
Your CIO strengths are determined by your responses to scenarios in technology competence, management values, business ethics and executive presence.
A Constructor has the literacies and skills associated with the means to lead in the construction of effort for improving the organization. This means to be efficient, stable and focused are the key Constructor traits.
A Connector has the literacies and skills associated with the means to connect people and teams within and outside of an organization to get things done. This means to be adaptable, practical, and agile are the key Connector strengths.
A Creator has the literacies and skills associated with the means to support and lead creative new endeavors in the face of novel opportunities or endeavors. This means to redefine problems, a willingness to reevaluate policies and rules (in line with business ethics), and to help an organization create new approaches in the face of complexity are the key Creator strengths.
"The CIO Assessment was a very valuable tool in helping me to measure and improve my Leadership Maturity. I also plan to use it with my extended IT leadership staff."
CIO of one of the Unites States’ largest electric and natural gas utility companies
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