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Slideshow: 12 CIOs' 'Career Killer' Pet Peeves

Don't derail your career by making these missteps with your boss. Get the inside scoop on what not to say in these excerpts from our CIO Profiles.




"The phrase 'Someone needs to' and sentences that start with 'Yeah, but...'"



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"Requirements that say things like 'new system should work just like old system' or 'user friendly.' I still don't know exactly how to code that."



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"Leaders behaving like victims of their circumstances instead of using their circumstances to drive positive change."



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"Business metrics that don't include variables such as customer behavior or market dynamics."



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"'Not my job,' followed by 'not invented here.'"



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"Those in leadership positions who don't have a sense of urgency."



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"Corporate antibodies that fight change and transformation."



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"Whining, and people who have to ask permission before they do anything."



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"People who are after personal gain rather than the good of the company."



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"People who don't know our business telling us our business."



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"Poor customer service. It just doesn't take that much more to give excellent customer service."



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"When key decisions are made by gut, intuition, politics and subjective management whim."



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