What Can Google Teach Managers About Teams?

What does it take to create a team that will be successful?

What does it take to create a team that will be successful? Image Credit: danny O. The way that most work gets done is when we create a team of professionals, tell them what needs to be done, and then send them off to accomplish it. However, that is not always what happens. We’ve all … Read moreWhat Can Google Teach Managers About Teams?

Do IT Managers Really Need Artificial Intelligence?

Pick up just about any trade rag these days and you are going to run into a story talking about the fantastic new things that are going to be possible very soon because of the arrival of new artificial intelligence technology. There are all sorts of startup firms out there that are raising a lot … Read moreDo IT Managers Really Need Artificial Intelligence?

The Best Way To Choose A Real-Time Messaging Service

How many different ways do your IT teams communicate with each other? Let me count the ways: email, text, phone call, Facebook, tweet, and even some face-to-face talking. Having all of these different ways to exchange information brings up an interesting question for IT managers that we don’t have any IT manager training for – … Read moreThe Best Way To Choose A Real-Time Messaging Service

What Makes An IT Manager A Great IT Manager?

In all honesty, it really does not take that much to become an IT manager. One promotion and poof there you are no matter what IT manager skills you may or may not have.. However, in order to become an unforgettable IT manager, now that’s something completely different! I’m pretty sure that all of us … Read moreWhat Makes An IT Manager A Great IT Manager?

Could Your Personal Gender Bias Be Playing A Role In How You Evaluate People On Your IT Team?

If I asked you if you had any bias, I’m pretty sure that you’d think for a moment and then say that no, to the best of your knowledge you are basically an unbiased person. This is good news, but unfortunately you are probably incorrect. It turns out that despite all of our IT manager … Read moreCould Your Personal Gender Bias Be Playing A Role In How You Evaluate People On Your IT Team?

What Google Can Teach You About Becoming A Better IT Manager

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. … Read moreWhat Google Can Teach You About Becoming A Better IT Manager

Did You Notice That All The Good IT Manager Jobs Are Going To Indians?

Just to be very clear about things: this article has nothing to do with bashing Indian managers. You will not hear me complaining that “they are taking all of the good jobs”. You won’t hear this, because it’s simply not true – there are a lot of good IT manager jobs out there for all … Read moreDid You Notice That All The Good IT Manager Jobs Are Going To Indians?

What Can Google Teach IT Managers About Making Work Better

Would you agree that for most of the members of your team, they show up at work each day thinking to themselves “one more day, I’ve just got to get by and do my dumb job”? If this is the case, then as an IT manager what hope will you ever have of using your … Read moreWhat Can Google Teach IT Managers About Making Work Better

What Google Can Teach IT Managers About Finding Inner Peace

So IT manager, what is your life like these days? Are you dealing with long hours at work, demanding leadership and customers? Internal departments who don’t want to talk to you let alone do what you need them to do? I guess the concept of finding inner peace must seem pretty far away most days. … Read moreWhat Google Can Teach IT Managers About Finding Inner Peace

Cloud Computing 101: Just Exactly What Is A Cloud?

So there I was the other day talking with one of my IT manager customers and I was going on and on about how her team needed to start adapting their design process to include cloud computing. She knows me very well so she felt comfortable in stopping me in mid-sentence. She said “Jim, I’ve … Read moreCloud Computing 101: Just Exactly What Is A Cloud?