Saying Goodbye Is Hard To Do: How To Fire Employees

October 13, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I’d be willing to bet that there are a number of different IT manager tasks that none of us really enjoy doing and that we’ve never really had any IT manager training on how to do correctly. There is that […]

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Can An IT Manager Be The Office Bad Guy?

October 6, 2016

If you sat down with most IT managers you’d discover that they’d really like to be liked at the office. I think that just about everyone thinks that if you are nice to everyone that you meet, then your chances of going far in the company are boosted. However, there is a group of IT […]

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Managers Need To Teach Their Workers How To Be Followers, Not Leaders

September 29, 2016

In most workplaces we’ve been using our IT manager skills to work with the members of our teams in order turn them into the leaders that we know that they can be. However, what this has created is a workplace that is filled with leaders (and leader wanna-bes). What is missing is followers – someone […]

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How To Fire An Employee

September 22, 2016

It’s not a pleasant part of the job, but there will come a time where you have a need to terminate one of the members of your IT team. There can be a whole host of reasons for this: poor work performance, companywide layoffs, theft, etc. When it comes time to let this person go, […]

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New Book: Becoming A Powerful And Effective Leader

September 20, 2016

When you find yourself in a leadership position, you’ll want to make the most of it. This means that you want to be viewed as being both powerful and effective. In order to make this happen, you need to have a good understanding of what leadership is really all about. What You’ll Find Inside: IT […]

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Should IT Managers Get Their Team To Blog?

September 15, 2016

When the economy is doing well, one part of an IT manager’s job suddenly become a lot harder: recruiting new talent. The people that you would like to join your team are getting perhaps better offers from other firms. It’s your responsibility to use your IT manager skills to make joining your team look like […]

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What Google Can Teach You About Becoming A Better IT Manager

September 1, 2016

We’d all like to become better IT managers; however, the question is what do we need to do in order to become better? What we need is for someone to do a very large study of lots and lots of managers in order to find out what IT manager skills make a manager really good. […]

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Does It Really Matter How Much People Like You?

August 25, 2016

Forget all that Facebook “like” stuff, there is a much bigger question that you need to be able to answer. Just how likeable are you in real life? You might shrug that question off and say that it doesn’t really matter, it’s what you can use your IT manager skills to accomplish that matters, but […]

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Peer Reviews: Are They Worth The Hassle?

August 18, 2016

As an IT manager you would like to know who on your team is performing at their peak level and who is just coasting along. The realities of life mean that despite your IT manager skills you can’t spend all of your time with your team and so you may never be able to answer […]

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IT Managers Need To Learn How To Avoid Thinking Negative Thoughts

August 11, 2016

I have bad days at work. The cause of a bad day for me can vary, but generally it all comes down to some interaction that I’ve had with someone that did not go well despite all of my IT manager skills. When the day is done and I’m finally at home, it can be […]

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