The first 30 days of a CIO’s tenure can be difficult to navigate. Expectations are high, for both the organization and the CIO. Add to that a relocation half-way across the country and it can make for some very interesting dynamics. In our continuing series “The CIO’s First 30 Days”, we have talked with first time CIOs, veteran CIOs starting with new organizations, and tenured CIOs looking back to their first few weeks in the office. In this episode, I talk with Mike Mead. Mike is the CIO for CNO Financial Group. He had just three weeks between the offer to join CNO and walking in the front door, halfway across the country.
Mike’s journey over the two years since joining CNO is packed full of leadership lessons. Not just those two years, his career journey is packed full of leadership lessons! A couple that stood out for me was knowing when to ask for help and developing a plan for the culture you want to have in your organization! Whether you are guiding an IT department or an aspiring leader, you will want to listen to Mike’s insights!
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