How An IT Leader Can Motivate Their Team

Having an IT team report to you is a great complement – the company believes that you can lead them to success. However, in order to get your team to accomplish the things that you want them to do, you are going to have to first motivate them to take action. This motivation thing can … Read moreHow An IT Leader Can Motivate Their Team

Google’s Staffing Problems Can Teach IT Leaders A Lot

If you could go to work for any company out there right now, which one would it be? A lot of us would say Google – everything that we’ve read and heard about the company makes it seem like a great place to work. However, it turns out that even Google is not immune to … Read moreGoogle’s Staffing Problems Can Teach IT Leaders A Lot

6 Management Suggestions To Help IT Leaders In Tough Times

Can it get any worse than it already is? Does anyone see a light at the end of the tunnel yet? Times are tough all over, and being an IT Leader right now is just about the toughest job out there. It would be all too easy to tuck your head down, turn off the … Read more6 Management Suggestions To Help IT Leaders In Tough Times

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?

Managing Trophy Kids: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

A lot has been written recently about the next generation of workers that is in the process of entering IT departments right now (I’ve done my part!) However, what’s been missing is a fundamental understanding of what an IT Leader is supposed to do once they are there. Ron Alsop who writes for the Wall … Read moreManaging Trophy Kids: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

An IT Management Nightmare: Managing Trophy Kids

Remember that Jack Nicholson line from the movie that was made from the Steven King book “The Shining”:  “.. Here’s Johnny…“? I seem to recall that he delivers this line as he stands at a door with an axe in his hands trying to break into the bathroom. I suspect that many IT managers feel … Read moreAn IT Management Nightmare: Managing Trophy Kids

Do You Want To Work With An IT Trophy Kid?

Even though the world currently looks like it is upside down, there is a much larger change going on that will have a much longer impact than this temporary financial crisis: the arrival of the millennial generation into the IT workplace. Are you ready? Just to make sure that we’re all talking about the same … Read moreDo You Want To Work With An IT Trophy Kid?

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who’s The Best IT Manager Of All?

Those boys who get locked up and do work on behavior neuroscience continue to come up with new and interesting discoveries all the time.  This time around they’ve made a stunning discovery that will have a long lasting impact on how IT managers do their job. Do I have your interest yet? Daniel Goleman and … Read moreMirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who’s The Best IT Manager Of All?

Are You A Socially Intelligent IT Leader?

Them thar brain researchers are at it again. This time around they’ve been doing research in the field of social neuroscience. This is where they study what happens in your brain when you interact with other people. Oh oh! They are starting to get a handle on what it takes to make a good IT … Read moreAre You A Socially Intelligent IT Leader?

What Can Top Athletes Teach You About Being A Better IT Leader?

So we all know that Tiger Woods is a fantastic golfer. However, do you think that he’d be any good at running an IT department? The answer, somewhat surprisingly, is that yes, he probably would do a good job. The reason is that there is a lot of similarity between being an excellent athlete and … Read moreWhat Can Top Athletes Teach You About Being A Better IT Leader?