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Percentage of senior IT execs who say they are actively being mentored or coached.1
Percentage of senior IT execs who say they actively seek feedback from superiors, peers, and/or subordinates about their performance as a leader.1
Percentage of senior IT execs who say they attend webinars/virtual events on leadership strategies. (71% say they attend conferences or in-person meetings that focus on leadership.)1
Q: IT skills gap—fact or fiction?
A: It’s a bit of both. We have outsourced roles within IT that we traditionally counted on to grow into leadership and senior skilled positions. Now we are seeing shortages for leadership roles (manager/director/vp) of development, enterprise architects, etc. Additionally, I see job descriptions for roles that no normal human could ever fill. Employers feel that since the economy is struggling that they should hold out for the “perfect” candidate that simply doesn't exist.
—Denis Edwards, EVP & global CIO at Edelman, on the Enterprise CIO Forum