As an IT manager, your performance is going to be judged by what your team is able to accomplish. What this means is that it is your responsibility to use you IT manager skills to motivate them to work hard to complete the tasks that you assign to them. This motivation thing turns out to … Read more How To Avoid Killing Your IT Team’s Motivation
As an IT manager you are responsible for a group of IT professionals. What you need to do is to use your IT manager skills to clearly communicate to them what tasks have to be accomplished, when they are due, and who on your team is going to be responsible for doing what. Although this … Read more IT Managers Need To Learn How To Do Altercasting
Let’s face it – you’re stuck with the IT team that you have. Oh sure, over time people will leave and new ones will join, but you have basically been given a team and the company expects you to make the most of them. Using your IT manager skills you need to find ways to … Read more 4 Ways IT Managers Can Kill Employee Motivation
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
Just leading a team of IT professionals is not enough. The company is expecting your team to accomplish very specific things. What this means for you is that you are going to have to convince your team to do things that will allow you to get those goals done. In other words, you’ll need to … Read more What Can The Army Teach IT Managers About Motivating Their Team?
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 more What Google Can Teach IT Managers About Finding Inner Peace
Stop. I know that your normal day-to-day is crazy, you are overworked, underpaid and nobody really appreciates all of the fine things that you do. I get all that. My question for you is do you have any idea why you are doing what you are doing? What are you really working towards? If you … Read more How Come You Don’t Know What Your IT Dream Job Is?
Have you ever heard the phrase “When senior management doesn’t know what to do, they reorganize”? I’m not sure if this is always true, but it sure seems as though when times are tough reorganizations, restructuring, and even re-engineering are things that can happen to any department in IT. What’s an IT Leader to do … Read more Making Changes To Your IT Department – 8 Things An IT Leader Should Know
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
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 more Should An IT Leader Follow His/Her Dream Career?