Luckily, evidence shows the shift is reaching the c-suite, too.

In CIO’s State of the CIO 2018 survey, 88% of CIOs say their role is becoming more digital and innovation focused.

Compare this data to State of the CIO 2015 when only 13% of CIOs were labeled as “business leaders” (lagging behind service provider at 38%, business partner at 30% and, most concerning, cost center at 18%).

Leadership is synonymous with vision, which stakeholders inside and outside of IT now expect of the CIO.

One good practice is to tighten the feedback cycle, particularly when it comes to leading your team into new tech ventures.

CIOs are now empowered to share their business vision, but today that vision must be broken down into achievable, results-driven steps for the IT team specifically and the organization in general.

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