What A Bad IT Manager Looks Like

We can talk about what a good boss looks like and does until we’re blue in the face; however, maybe it might be just as important to spend a moment talking about what a bad IT manager looks like. The thinking here is that if you know what they look like, then you can avoid … Read moreWhat A Bad IT Manager Looks Like

IT Managers Need To Spot The Warning Signs Of Poor Delegation

You can do it (all)! Well, not really. In fact the really good IT managers realize that they can’t do it all. However, most of us seem to forget this and find ourselves in an overload situation where we’ve got too much to do and just not enough time to do it. How can we … Read moreIT Managers Need To Spot The Warning Signs Of Poor Delegation

Why Delegation Is So Hard For IT Managers To Do

Congratulations on becoming an IT manager. If you thought that you didn’t have enough time to get all of your work done before you became a manager, it’s not going to become any easier now. If you try to do it all yourself, you are going to fail. It’s time to try a different way … Read moreWhy Delegation Is So Hard For IT Managers To Do

Why Does Mentoring Go Bad?

Quiz: what’s the best way to get your IT Leader career on the fast track to success? Answer: find yourself a good mentor. If you can find such a mentor, then you might think that you’ve got it made in the shade, so to speak. Umm, maybe not. If that mentoring relationship goes bad, your … Read moreWhy Does Mentoring Go Bad?

Management Secrets From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health President

Is it possible that the challenge of managing a team of IT professionals could have anything in common with the challenge of curing global illnesses? Good management is something that we can always learn from and healthcare has a lot of similarities with IT: it uses highly trained workers, it’s always experiencing lots of changes, … Read moreManagement Secrets From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health President