One of the most important parts of your job is communicating with the people who are looking to you for guidance. Just exactly how to go about doing this in an effective way is a big challenge that every IT manager faces every day. The great thing about living and working in the 21st Century … Read more Mastering The Skill Of Public Speaking
Managing an IT team has always been a challenge and with the recent economic challenges that every firm has faced, it has become harder. What IT managers are discovering is the members of their team are shell shocked. They are stuck in survival mode in which they are trying to keep their heads down just … Read more IT Managers Know That The Best Employees Know How To Fail
If you give it some thought, just exactly what does an IT manager need to do in order to be successful? Is it as simple as just doing what you’ve been told to do? I’d be willing to say that this is not the correct answer to this question. Instead, I think that our company … Read more Why All IT Managers Need To Have Creative Confidence
If you want to be managing the best team in the company, then your team is going to have to be motivated to do great things. What this means for you as an IT manager is that you are going to have use your IT manager skills to find ways to both motivate them and … Read more Three Ways IT Managers Can Motivate Employees Without Using Money
“Be more innovative” – how many times has your management told you that? Although being innovative isn’t really part of the IT Manager’s job definition, IT Managers still want their IT teams to always be staying ahead of what their internal customers want. We’d like to be able to have our team be solving problems … Read more How IT Managers Can Bring Innovation To Their IT Teams
Innovation, innovation, innovation. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but nobody seems to have any clear guidance for IT Leaders when it comes to telling them HOW to grow good ideas within their IT departments. Well we’re going to change that starting right now. Dr. Jan van den-Ende and Bob Kijuit have spent some … Read more How IT Leaders Can Grow Good Ideas
Here’s an interesting question that I like to whip out every so often and run through my mind: is IT a science or an art? For that matter, are we all engineers or are we really artists? If you think about it, our jobs consist of taking basic elements (colors) combining them (painting) and creating … Read more Is An IT Manager Really An Artist?