Some Managers Thrive On Negative Feedback

Some managers like to get negative feedback

If I had to guess what kind of feedback you like to get, I’d be willing that just like the rest of us you like positive feedback about your manager skills the best. However, somewhat surprisingly it turns out that there is a type of manager who likes a different type of feedback. Negative feedback. … Read more

IT Managers Understand How Important HR Is To Building A Successful Team

If I was to ask you what it takes to make a really great team, what would your answer be? Lots of ping pong tables? Probably not. What makes people want to both join and then stay with your team is something that is much more difficult to create: workplace culture. You need to understand … Read more

What To Do When You Don’t Get The Job

As an IT manager you go to work every day, you do the best job possible using the IT manager skills that you have, and you hope that your boss notices the good work that you are doing. We all hope that when a more senior position in our company opens up, because of the … Read more

Tips From Google On How To Be A Better IT Manager

Yea! You are an IT manager. This is a great position to reach in your career, but now what? We all want to become better at what we do and improve our IT manager skills, but just exactly how to make that happen can be quite confusing. If only there was some wise person who … Read more

Is Tough Talking The New Correct Way To Communicate?

When you are at the office, how do you interact with people? I suspect that in your office there are smart people, dumb people, nice people, and not so nice people. You probably grin and bear it – you try to treat everyone the same way and you try to be nice to everyone. What … Read more

Building And Keeping Your Team In Difficult Times

I’ve got a quick question for you: how is your IT team doing? Do you have all of the staff that you need in order to accomplish everything that the company is asking you to do? Has anyone left lately? Do you have any funding for positions that you just have not been able to … Read more

Being A Successful IT Manager Is All About Being A Good Storyteller

Of all of the IT manager skills that we have, which one is the most important? When we are in an IT manager training class, it can seem as though budgeting, performance reviews, or goal setting are the most important skills. However, it turns out that they are not. Instead, the ability to tell a … Read more

How IT Managers Can Deal With Bad Bosses

In a perfect world, we’d all work for the best boss ever. They would provide us with the support and resources that we needed to do our job and they’d always have time to talk with us about whatever happened to be on our minds. The reality of the world is that all too often … Read more

16 Management Skills Every IT Manager Needs To Have

I can’t tell you how often I get asked the question “what does it take to be a good IT manager?” As with all such simple questions, there is no one simple answer. The truth is that to be a really good IT manager you need to have a very special mix of both technical … Read more