The 7 Habits of Highly Effective IT Leaders

What do the best IT leaders do that others don’t?

There are several habits and practices that separate the highly effective IT leaders from the ineffective leaders.

But there are 7 habits in particular that really differentiate the best of the best.

Here are the 7 habits of highly effective IT leaders:

  1. Habit #1. Focus on Business Outcomes
  2. Habit #2. Know your User
  3. Habit #3. Plan for Value
  4. Habit #4. Embrace Change
  5. Habit #5. Build a Culture of Service
  6. Habit # 6. Drive Insights
  7. Habit #7. Build Raving Fans

For an explanation of the 7 habits of highly effective leaders check out the full article:

7 Habits of Highly Effective IT Leaders

What you’ll notice is that the most effective IT leaders are business savvy, they have financial intelligence, they see the big picture, they obsess about the customer, and they have empathy.

They have empathy for customers and they have empathy for employees.

It’s this empathy, balanced with business smarts and big picture thinking that helps these highly effective IT leaders drive better decisions for better results while navigating the toughest of terrains.