Do Your Team Members Have The Soft Skills That They Need?

January 25, 2018

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!As an IT manager you are counting on your team to get tasks accomplished in part so that you’ll look good to the rest of the company. In order for your team to be successful, they are all going to […]

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How Important Is “Culture Fit” When Making Hiring Decisions?

January 18, 2018

The hiring of workers to join our IT team is arguably one of the most important decisions that an IT manager will make. We’ll be potentially living with the results of these decisions for a very long time. What this means is that we don’t want to make a mistake – we only want to […]

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IT Managers Want To Know If It Is Worth Being Nice

January 11, 2018

Although we all know that being an IT manager is a people job, sometimes it can be a bit of an effort to remember that. There are so many different things that we are called on to use our IT manager skills to do: time cards, year-end performance reviews, setting goals for the team, etc. […]

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What If IT Managers Didn’t Have To Manage?

December 21, 2017

The job of an IT manager is to use their IT manager skills to manage their IT team. There are a lot of different parts to this job; however, one key one is the management of the IT team staff. As we all know, this can be a tricky thing to do well and it […]

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Could Daydreaming Be A Problem For Your Team?

December 14, 2017

As an IT manager it is your responsibility to use your IT manager skills to make sure that your team is able to operate at their highest level. This comes down to you doing a number of different things. The first, and perhaps most important, is making sure that everyone comes to work each day. […]

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The Problem With “Prisoner” Team Members

December 7, 2017

As an IT manager it is your responsibility to manage the various members of your team. Our IT manager training has taught us that we need to get to know each of them, understand what they are hoping to accomplish, and then provide them with challenging assignments that will help them to grow their skills. […]

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Should IT Managers Become More Empathetic?

November 30, 2017

As an IT manager, you are responsible for a team of IT professionals. This means that it’s your job to hire the right people, provide them with an overall sense of direction, provide them with specific tasks to accomplish, and to use your IT manager skills to ensure that the work gets done along with […]

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IT Leaders Need To Learn How To Mirror The People They Are Talking To

November 16, 2017

As an IT manager, we spend a lot of time talking with people. We discuss projects, careers, families and even where we want to go to lunch today. All of this conversation is a critical part of our job. What this means is that we need to find ways to use our IT manager skills […]

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Say Hello To The Emojis At Work

November 9, 2017

So can we talk about our old friend: Mr. Email? I really don’t care how many social media tools you are currently involved in, I’m more than willing to bet that email is still your primary means of communication when you are at work. Now comes the big question: how good are you at using […]

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Is It Important For An IT Manager To Be Good At Telling Stories?

November 2, 2017

As an IT manager, it’s your job to lead your team. This leadership thing has always been just a bit fuzzy for most of us – just exactly how are we supposed to go about doing it? I’m more than willing to admit that there is a lot to having the IT manager skills that […]

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