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

May 4, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!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 […]

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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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What Is The Best Way To Design An Office For Your IT Team?

March 9, 2017

So here’s something that most IT managers don’t spend a lot of time thinking about because we don’t have any IT manager training in doing it; however, perhaps we should. The offices that our IT teams are working in. Generally speaking, the company that we work for has either purchased or leased an office space, […]

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Are You A Strong IT Leader?

March 2, 2017

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 manager no matter what our IT manager skills are and then all of a sudden […]

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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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