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Becoming a Global IT Leader

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According to the latest issue of CIO magazine, as organizations expand to new locations around the world, a growing number of IT leaders are finding themselves collaborating with colleagues, staff and business partners in places with drastically different personal, work and ethics practices. The following is a review of the main points of this excellent article:

"IT professionals must be prepared to drive innovation in today’s globally interconnected markets," says Sandra Smith, director of Brown University's IT Leadership Program. "To this end, they need transferable leadership skills effective across all markets, industry and cultures."

A successful global IT leader can come from any background, notes Doug Bordonaro, chief data evangelist at analytics developer ThoughtSpot, where he works with numerous Global 500 companies. Ultimately the most successful business people have three core traits: respect for foreign cultures, a skill that is in demand, and the …