It Turns Out The Humble Managers Are The Best Managers

Humility is what can make a manager a great manager

So what makes a manager a great manager? For the longest time companies have believed that personality characteristics such as charm and charisma are the manager skills that made a manager successful. Guess what ā€“ it turns out that they may have been wrong. New studies are showing that the thing that can make a … Read more It Turns Out The Humble Managers Are The Best Managers

What Managers Can Learn From Google

Google is the place where great managers are made

As managers, where we work will probably play a big role in how we develop our manager skills. If we could all choose where we worked, Iā€™m pretty sure that a lot of us would all agree that working for Google would probably be a good choice. Once upon a time Google was a small … Read more What Managers Can Learn From Google

Managers Need To Teach Their Workers How To Be Followers, Not Leaders

In most workplaces we’ve been using our IT manager skills to work with the members of our teams in order turn them into the leaders that we know that they can be. However, what this has created is a workplace that is filled with leaders (and leader wanna-bes). What is missing is followers ā€“ someone … Read more Managers Need To Teach Their Workers How To Be Followers, Not Leaders

How An IT Manager Can Become A Change Agent

If there is one thing that is constant in IT it’s that things are always changing. What this means for you as an IT manager is that you have an important decision to make: are you going to resist change or are you going to become a change agent? If you choose to become a … Read more How An IT Manager Can Become A Change Agent

Staffing Diversity Challenges IT Leaders

They say that the world is becoming a smaller place – I think that they just might be right. IT Leaders are starting to realize that coming up with ways to staff their teams so that they are diverse is quickly moving from being a political nicety to now becoming a business necessity. Does anyone … Read more Staffing Diversity Challenges IT Leaders

Recruiting Is Something That IT Leaders Need To Start Thinking About Again

It’s starting to look like the economic winter just might be getting ready to thaw. Once this happens, IT Leaders realize that they’re going to have a massive task added to their already overloaded plate – recruitment. During the economic downturn IT workers were staying put because they didn’t know what was going to happen … Read more Recruiting Is Something That IT Leaders Need To Start Thinking About Again

Alternate Reality Games: Games That IT Leaders Know How To Play

As an IT Leader, you’ve got some challenges facing you. You’re managing a diverse and potentially distributed work force of highly skilled and talented IT professionals. You need to find a way to keep them challenged, and yet at the same time enable them to find ways to work together. Have you considered Alternate Reality … Read more Alternate Reality Games: Games That IT Leaders Know How To Play

Handling A Promotion Is Something That An IT Leader Needs To Know How To Do

It may seem a little crazy to talk about how to handle promotions during an economic downturn, but they are still happening (hey, sometimes self-promotion yields results!) Additionally, once the world economy picks up again, there will be even more of them. What’s an IT Leader who was once “one of the guys” to do … Read more Handling A Promotion Is Something That An IT Leader Needs To Know How To Do