LOL… Thanks, Jeff, but that former boss retired several years ago. I haven’t seen her in almost a decade. And you’re right. I’m being too hard on myself, but it makes for great dialog, yes? I don’t mind giving a former version of myself a hard time and presenting a real case study. The issues haven’t changed much.
What she meant was: she had no understanding or appreciation for the role of the CIO when she arrived – I was that Command’s first official CIO. Many think of that role as a “chief techie” vs a peer professional on the Board of Directors. When our relationship started, she just didn’t want my area to be a problem for her. She didn’t understand it and basically told me to just take care of things and not to bother her much. She knew, by the time our relationship was over, the value a CIO could deliver to an organization.