How IT Managers Can Stop Their Team From Wasting Time Online

May 25, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Ok, so I’m willing to confess to this crime. I really like the website Reddit and, if left to my own devices, there is a good chance that I could spend way too much time during a day exploring the […]

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How IT Managers Can Reduce The Number Of Emails That They Receive

May 18, 2017

Do you remember the last time that you went on a vacation? I’m willing to bet that just like your IT manager training taught you, you configured your email to tell everyone that you’d be out of the office for a while and they really should not send you any emails. However, despite doing that […]

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How IT Managers Can Defeat The Email Beast

May 11, 2017

What role does email play in your life? If you are like most of us, it plays a bigger role than you may be aware of. I’d be willing to bet that you start you day by logging into your computer and checking your email. You’ll read and respond to emails for a while and […]

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How IT Managers Can Get Their Boss To Say “Yes” To Attend A Conference

May 4, 2017

By this point in your career I’m pretty sure that all of us have at one time or another attended one of our industry’s conferences. You know the drill: you fly in, check into your hotel, go register for the conference, determine what sessions you want to attend, mix and mingle with other people attending […]

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How IT Managers Can Do A Better Job At Email

April 27, 2017

Despite the arrival of a multitude of different ways for us to communicate with each other via all of the different social media tools that have shown up over the past few years, it turns out that we still use email as the primary way that we communicate in the office. We’ve been doing this […]

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Is Open Source The Right Choice For Your Team?

April 20, 2017

I must confess that I have a deep need to create all of my own code. I sorta feel as though if I didn’t write it, then it really should not be part of the final product. However, even I know that this is wrong. It takes a lot of time and more often than […]

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The #1 Worst Thing That An IT Manager Can Do

April 6, 2017

You know, we spend a lot of time talking about what we think that a good IT manager should be doing. We explore how they should use their IT manager skills to manage their team, how they can provide good feedback and how they can take care of all of the administrative things that come […]

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How To Find Your Next IT Manager Job

March 30, 2017

I’m not sure how you feel about your current IT manager job, but I’m hoping that we can both agree about something: this is not going to be the last job that you ever have. What that means is that you need to be prepared to go find your next job. I’m hoping that this […]

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Should IT Managers Help Their Teams To Become More Resilient?

March 23, 2017

Resiliency is a word that I’m pretty sure that most of us have heard before, but I’m not quite sure if we all know just exactly what it means. I mean, we know it’s a good thing, but what is it? It turns out that resiliency is having the ability to adjust to change or […]

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What 3 Things Do You Have To Do To Be A Balanced IT Manager?

March 16, 2017

Let’s face it: your life can easily get out of balance. Look, you are a complicated person who has a lot of different responsibilities that you need to meet all at the same time. Yes, you are an IT manager with IT manager skills and that is probably a big part of your life, but […]

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