How To Stop Interruptions In The Office

There’s nothing worse than getting interrupted when you are working

So has your office gone to one of those “open office” floor plans? According to the really smart people, there are a lot of advantages of this kind of open office design. However, one of the downsides to it is that it can be all too easy for someone to show up unannounced at your … Read moreHow To Stop Interruptions In The Office

Is It Important For An IT Manager To Be Good At Telling Stories?

As an IT manager, it’s your job to lead your team. This leadership thing has always been just a bit fuzzy for most of us – just exactly how are we supposed to go about doing it? I’m more than willing to admit that there is a lot to having the IT manager skills that … Read moreIs It Important For An IT Manager To Be Good At Telling Stories?

What’s The Right Way To Conduct A Video Conference?

Welcome to the 21st Century IT manager! In this fantastic highly connected world that we now find ourselves living in, more and more often we no longer have to travel long distances to participate in meetings face-to-face. Instead, through the power of technology and the internet, we can now sit down at our desk and … Read moreWhat’s The Right Way To Conduct A Video Conference?

Do You Know How To Say “No”?

If I asked you based on your IT manager training what the most powerful thing that you could say as a part of your job, what would you tell me? “You’re fired?” “You’re hired?” Both of those would be good guesses, but they would be wrong. It turns out that the most powerful thing than … Read moreDo You Know How To Say “No”?

Why 168 Is Not Enough For An IT Manager (The Secret Of Time Management)

How are you doing with managing your time? Nobody ever told you that being an IT manager was going to be this tough, did they? How did you spend your last day at work: a lot of phone calls (some completely worthless), a lunch meeting that may have been rescheduled at the last minute, work … Read moreWhy 168 Is Not Enough For An IT Manager (The Secret Of Time Management)