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|Thursday, October 21, 2010|
By Tom Cox
Preparing for my recent speech to members of the Portland chapter of the Society for Information Management, I discovered that their burning question was this: how can CIOs (the bulk of their membership) become more strategic -- how can they contribute even more effectively to setting strategy and direction for the entire company?
The story in the CEO's head is, "You can't run your own business, so why should I let you touch mine?" 
Thomas B. Cox runs Cox Business Consulting, Inc. and is creator of the blog and web radio show Tom on Leadership, aimed at CEOs and business owners. He has worked with IBM, Oracle, Tektronix, ODOT, Intel and others.
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