The Science Of IT Management


Dr. Jim Anderson Speaks, Trains, Coaches, and Provides Consulting To Help People Become Great IT Managers

Dr. Jim Anderson Speaks, Trains, Coaches, and Provides Consulting To Help People Become Great IT Managers

Managing an IT team is not just a job, it’s a science. Nobody knows more about the science of managing IT teams than Dr. Jim Anderson.

“I don’t embrace excuses for why IT teams aren’t being successful, I embrace solutions.”

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing IT teams worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these lost teams into department champions.

Dr. Jim Anderson understands what it is like to both work in an IT department as an employee as well as a manager.

The most expensive hardware and software in the world is worthless if you don’t have the best team on board to take care of it and keep it running. Too often IT staff members become bored, disinterested, or just burned out and either stop trying or, even worse, leave.

This doesn’t have to be your IT team’s fate. As an IT manager, you can have a charged up, motivated team that “gets it”. Each firm is different and Dr. Anderson understands this.

Welcome to the premier blog for learning how to attract, motivate, and retain top IT staff.

In this blog, “The Accidental IT Leader“, Dr. Anderson explains business operations in terms that IT staff will understand. He cuts out the parts that don’t matter and focuses on the big picture. You can pay to get an MBA or you can read this blog…

The Accidental IT Leader blog is a publication of Blue Elephant Consulting. Blue Elephant Consulting uses our unique IT manager evaluation tools to show IT professionals, IT departments, and professional associations what an IT manager needs to do in order to be effective and then provides proprietary speaking, consulting, group conference call coaching, and digital training products and services to help individuals develop these skills.

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Lekesha Gould August 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm

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Annie Landless September 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Hi there

I wanted to share our new article for people thinking about a career change with you as it might be helpful to your community: Ten Signs It’s Time For A Career Change – How Many Of These Apply To You? –

It would be great if you could reblog, quote or share!

I would love to hear your feedback too.


Kind regards
Community Manager


drjim September 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Annie: Consider it shared.


Joel Wethall October 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Hello Dr. Anderson. Great site! I wrote a lengthy article this week that your readers should find helpful regarding the pros and cons of career assessment tests. You can find it here:

If you can use in the blog or within another article, feel free.

All the best, and, keep up the good work.

Joel Wethall
What a Worker Does


Eric May 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Hello Jim,

This is Eric from Digital Impex doing blogger outreach for our clients. We have a client who would like to have a post on your blog with a do-follow link on Kindly let me know the best rates for pre-written as well as article written by you. We have related posts each month. Please provide the best rates so that we can add your blog in our preferred bloggers list for future opportunities.

Let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to your response.

P.S. Please share if you have access to other blogs also with their price



Gisel August 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Hi Dr. Anderson!

I just came across your website and wanted to say that I love what you’re doing. Your blogs are very well written and thought out.

I’m part of the team at ProSky, a rapidly expanding-growing Silicon Valley startup that aims to streamline the talent acquisition process while giving companies the opportunity to test-drive trained candidates before hiring, minimizing hiring risks while saving time and resources.

I can tell that your experience in technology can help recruiters understand the importance of getting IT directors involved in the hiring process. You message aligns perfectly with our target audience (recruiters/hiring managers). If you’re interested, we would love to work together on a guest post or even conduct a short interview that highlights your passions and work.

As a company partnered with hundreds of universities and companies in high-growth industries like Zappos and Stance, I am sure we could drive some serious attention and new readers to your site in the process. Let me know what you think. I’d be happy to jump on a quick call if you have any questions.

Looking forward to hearing from you! 🙂


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