The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.
"At work, leaders with higher levels of self-control display more effective leadership styles – they are more likely to inspire and intellectually challenge their followers, instead of being abusive or micromanaging." On the other hand. Those who do not have self-control tend to be poor managers that can lead to poor morale and more.
Whether you are a CIO or not, this video offers a great overview of the importance of exceptional leadership in the CIO role. There are incredible challenges and you need a leader who is prepared to tackle them. "Most companies are great at the strategy layer. They understand the importance of a strategy that, for example, creates a global enterprise from a set of previously decentralized businesses. But the operating layer? That’s where most companies struggle."
Whether you are an experienced leader or new to the role this article will give you some pointers that will make an immediate difference. "All you need to bring out the best in others is a simple belief, a deep commitment to three behaviors, and a little time."