The Answer Is 9, But Do You Know What The Question Is?

What is it going to take for you to get promoted? What set of skills as an IT Leader do you need to develop in order to have any chance at moving up to the next level? If you don’t know what you need to know, then how is that promotion going to happen? It … Read moreThe Answer Is 9, But Do You Know What The Question Is?

You Don’t Do A Good Job At Multitasking IT Leader, Get Over It

Too little time, too much to do. Does that adequately describe your IT leader job? I don’t know about you, but often is the time that I’ve looked with envy at my peers who are great multitaskers and wished that I could be more like them. It turns out that I was wishing for the … Read moreYou Don’t Do A Good Job At Multitasking IT Leader, Get Over It

Dealing With High Worker Expectations Requires Real IT Leadership

Can we talk frankly for just a moment? Who’s really in charge in IT departments when it comes to hiring and retaining new talent? You’d think that with the global recession, companies would have the upper hand. However, with the critical importance of IT solutions to existing company operations and increasing global competition, it’s possible … Read moreDealing With High Worker Expectations Requires Real IT Leadership

Grow Your Career – What IT Leaders Need To Do

As though the job of being a IT Leader was not hard enough, there’s also that added responsibility that you have to manage your career. With all of the turmoil of the past couple of years, it’s now more important than ever for IT Leaders to find the time to tend to this task. Growing … Read moreGrow Your Career – What IT Leaders Need To Do

Your Mother Was Right: How IT Leaders Dress For Success

So if you could wear anything that you wanted to work, what would it be? Would you be showing up in shorts and flip-flops? How about jeans and a T-shirt? Well why don’t you? The answer to this question is something that we normally don’t spend a lot of time thinking about, but because it … Read moreYour Mother Was Right: How IT Leaders Dress For Success

Should An IT Leader Follow His/Her Dream Career?

I bumped into one of my longtime friends last week, Mark, and he told me how unhappy he was at his IT job. He was feeling a great deal of guilt over this because his firm had just had yet another round of layoffs and he had been spared. He still had his job, but … Read moreShould An IT Leader Follow His/Her Dream Career?

IT Leaders Want To Know About : Non-compete Clauses

(Hopefully it goes without saying that I’m not a lawyer and this blog posting is in no way to be considered legal advice. If you’ve got further questions, go get yourself the best lawyer your money can buy…) Did you even know that something called an “Non-compete Clause” existed? It turns out that you may … Read moreIT Leaders Want To Know About : Non-compete Clauses

Whoops – You’ve Been Reorganized IT Leader!

So there you are, doing a great job of being the best IT Leader that you can be and all of a sudden, everything changes around you. You’ve been reorganized! In a recession (like we are in now), reorganizations are common either before or after a layoff. Just when you though that you knew what … Read moreWhoops – You’ve Been Reorganized IT Leader!

How Should IT Leaders Use Outplacement Services?

Dang it, you’ve been let go. It really doesn’t matter the reason why – just the fact that your (former) employer decided that they could get along without your services can really sting. However, before the door swings close behind you for the last time, the ball is in still in your court and you … Read moreHow Should IT Leaders Use Outplacement Services?

Why Are There So Few Women In IT?

Oh, oh – this is the kind of blog posting that can cause all sorts of folks to get angry. Before you build up a big head of steam and get ready to fire off an angry “women are just as capable as men” letter to me, wait just a minute. The question that we’re … Read moreWhy Are There So Few Women In IT?