A lot of CIO-CEO relationships are, shall we say, rocky. A lot of them are so not because of any fundamental difference in point of view but for the lack of "chemistry." Whatever, the reason, the net result is that the CIO title is often thought of as "career is over." (Not sure if this lack of a relationship has ever led to the CEO being let go!)
So, whose responsibility is it to manage the subordinate-boss relationship? (for all the progress we have made in terming this relationship in euphemisms, such as "leader" and "team member," the bottom line is that it is best characterized with these words)
This article discusses the topic of "managing your boss" i.e. it clearly lays the onus on the employee for their relationship with their boss and lays out a plan of action to manage the relationship. Excellent discussion!
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