When we signed up for the job of being a manager, we may not have realized the other things that came along with this job. One such thing might be the anxiety that being a manager can cause in us. This, of course, bring up the question about just exactly what anxiety is. The dictionary … Read moreHow Managers Can Become Less Anxious
They say that you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family members. Well, it turns out that you also can’t necessarily pick your coworkers either. What this means for all of us is that every so often we’re going to find out that no matter what manager skills we have, we are … Read moreHow Can A Manager Deal With A Jerk In The Office?
As a manager, you are called upon to to use your manager skills to interact with a lot of different people. Some of those people may be on your team and some won’t. Some of those people will be easy to get along with and some will, how shall I say this, be difficult to … Read moreHow Managers Can Find Compassion For The Difficult People In Their Lives
I guess that I can only really speak for myself here, but I do not like having to wait to learn the answer to something. At work it can be news of an upcoming layoff, whether the company won a big new contract, or what this year’s bonus program is going to look like. No … Read moreCan A Little Anxiety Help Managers Be More Successful?
I think that I’m safe in saying that at some point during the past week, despite all of your IT manager skills you probably would have described yourself as being “down”. Just exactly what we mean by this probably differs from person to person, but one thing that we can all agree that at some … Read moreWhy Negative Feelings May Be Good For An IT Manager
Is it possible to be too upbeat? IT managers have been told for a long time that having a cheery disposition is one of our critical IT manager skills not only for getting our work done, but also for being able to motivate our teams to get their work done. However, is it possible that … Read moreIs It A Good Thing For IT Managers To Worry?
IT Leaders may be very good at managing a team of IT professionals and harnessing their skills to accomplish challenging IT goals; however, all too often we do a really bad job of looking for our next job. I’m not talking about poorly formatted resumes or even answering questions incorrectly during a job interview. My … Read moreHow To Really Screw Up You Next Job Search