Should IT Managers Help Their Teams To Become More Resilient?

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 … Read more Should IT Managers Help Their Teams To Become More Resilient?

What Supervisory Skills Does An IT Manager Need To Have?

Being an IT manager is all about knowing a lot about IT stuff, right? Well, no – as an IT manager your real job is to get the most out of your IT team. In order to make this happen you are going to have to have good IT manager skills. The most important of … Read more What Supervisory Skills Does An IT Manager Need To Have?

What IT Managers Need To Do About Bad Apples On Their IT Team

One of the most important jobs that a IT manager has to do is to manage the people that work for him or her. I’d like to be able to tell you that all of those people are going to be start performers. However, that’s not the case. Where an IT manager can run into … Read more What IT Managers Need To Do About Bad Apples On Their IT Team

2 Rules For Being A Better IT Manager Boss

When I’m working with new IT Managers I often run into the buddy / boss problem. It’s perfectly understandable that any person newly placed into an IT Manager position would like to establish a positive relationship with the people that they are managing. This is all well and good, but it’s all too easy for … Read more 2 Rules For Being A Better IT Manager Boss

Turns Out That The Secret To Leading A Team From The Inside Is…

When I work with IT Leaders who are looking for ways to get that next promotion, I tell them that they are going to need to demonstrate leadership. This is an easy thing for me to say and a very hard thing for them to do. Complicating matters even more is the fact that IT … Read more Turns Out That The Secret To Leading A Team From The Inside Is…

Problem Employees Are An IT Manager’s Problem

Not all IT employees are created equal. As an IT manager you are going to have some great employees on your team – and then you are going to have the others. Every bunch of apples has at least one bad one in it, and every IT manager finds that he or she has a … Read more Problem Employees Are An IT Manager’s Problem

IT Managers Need To Play The Role Of Coach If They Want To Win The Game

IT managers understand that they are responsible for conducting performance appraisals with their team every so often. What many IT managers don’t realize is that they are also responsible for what comes next: coaching… What Is Coaching And Why Do You Have To Do It? Coaching is not managing. Instead, it’s a two-way activity in … Read more IT Managers Need To Play The Role Of Coach If They Want To Win The Game

Can IT Managers Do A Good Job Of Performance Appraisals?

Performance appraisals are just about the worst part of an IT manager’s job. You don’t like doing them, your team doesn’t like receiving them. However, as per company policy it’s a required part of the job. Considering how critical they are, you would think that you would have received a great deal of training on … Read more Can IT Managers Do A Good Job Of Performance Appraisals?

IT Managers Overestimate How Good Of A Manager They Are

With a little luck, every IT manager realizes that they are only as good as the people that they have working for them. What this means is that they need to be a good boss if they want to be successful. This leads to a critical question: how good of a boss are you? It … Read more IT Managers Overestimate How Good Of A Manager They Are