Are You A Strong IT Leader?

March 2, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The way that most of us become an IT manager is that we just happen to be in the right place at the right time. Somehow we find ourselves being assigned or appointed or even awarded the position of IT […]

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Questions An IT Managers Should NOT Ask During A Performance Review

February 23, 2017

Until someone comes up with a better way to evaluate the performance of the members of our team, we are going to be faced with conducting annual performance reviews. The sad thing here is that we don’t look forward to doing them and the members of our team don’t look forward to participating in them. […]

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The Best Way To Choose A Real-Time Messaging Service

February 16, 2017

How many different ways do your IT teams communicate with each other? Let me count the ways: email, text, phone call, Facebook, tweet, and even some face-to-face talking. Having all of these different ways to exchange information brings up an interesting question for IT managers that we don’t have any IT manager training for – […]

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IT Managers Have To Deal With Security Problems At Hotels

February 9, 2017

If you are an IT manager who works in the hotel industry it turns out that you probably have your hands full dealing with a recent set of attacks by cybertheives. It seems as though the bad guys who used to busy themselves going after retailers have now turned their attention to the hotel industry. […]

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Do You Have Enough Grit?

February 2, 2017

Can we take just a moment and have a talk about grit? No, I’m not talking about the buildup of sand and dust from an industrial process. Rather, I’m talking about the stuff that motivates us. That causes us to keep striving to achieve a goal. This all sounds like good stuff and the kind […]

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What Makes An IT Manager A Great IT Manager?

January 26, 2017

In all honesty, it really does not take that much to become an IT manager. One promotion and poof there you are no matter what IT manager skills you may or may not have.. However, in order to become an unforgettable IT manager, now that’s something completely different! I’m pretty sure that all of us […]

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When Doing Hiring, Would It Be Better To Be Blind?

January 19, 2017

Let’s face it: hiring the right person to join your team is a tough job. When we consider how long they may be with the company and the impact that they may have on the rest of the team, we really want to use our IT manager skills to get this decision right. Over the […]

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How To Hold On To Your Best IT Team Members

January 12, 2017

I guess if you take the time to think about it, being am IT manager is a lot like being the coach of a football team. You think about the players that you need, you interview a lot of people, pick a few of them to join your team, and then the season starts. On […]

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IT Managers Have A Time Problem

January 5, 2017

I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that being an IT manager in a modern workplace is a tough job. Trying to stay on top of technology that is always changing, manage a team of skilled professionals, and take care of your career takes all of your IT manager skills and is much more […]

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Is Tough Talking The New Correct Way To Communicate?

December 15, 2016

When you are at the office, how do you interact with people? I suspect that in your office there are smart people, dumb people, nice people, and not so nice people. You probably grin and bear it – you try to treat everyone the same way and you try to be nice to everyone. What […]

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