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3 consultant mistakes CIOs can’t help making

May 5, 2022

Via: CIO

There comes a time in the professional life of most CIOs when they — you — need to bring in a consultant.

Not a contractor. That’s someone with a defined set of skills you bring in to help with day-to-day tasks.

We’re talking about someone with broad expertise and experience-based judgment you pay for good advice. Having spent time on both sides of the CIO/consultant relationship I can say, with confidence, that a lot of CIOs don’t know how to best work with us.

Their mistakes fall into three broad buckets: (1) What they ask for; (2) how they select a consulting partner; and (3) what they do with the advice their consultant gives them.

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