So here’s something that can be difficult for us to deal with: what do you do when you are not #1? At work, I’m hoping, we all try hard to use our manager skills and do our best. However, there will be times that the people that we are working with, our peers, just simply … Read more What Should A Manager Do When Your Peers Are Doing Better Than You?
As is the case with all managers, there are probably some manager skills that you do very well and other things that you’d like to learn how to do better. The big question that we always face is how can we get the manager training to become better at the things that we don’t currently … Read more Does Where A Manager Sit Affect Their Career?
Being an IT manager is not an easy thing to do. There are many different people asking us to do things for them and there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done. What happens to us is that as we make our way through the day, our stress level … Read more IT Managers Need To Know All About Stress
As an IT manager, one of your jobs is to evaluate the performance of your team. How you go about doing this, what IT manager skills you need to use, and how often you do it have been the subject of much debate over the past few years. However, I think that we can all … Read more IT Managers Need To Understand That Reviews Come With Risks
Let’s face it: not everyone on your team is always going to get along with everyone else on their team. As an IT manager it is your job to keep an eye on things and to make sure that things don’t get out of hand. However, you can’t be everywhere all the time. What this … Read more IT Managers Need To Know: When Is A Fight More Than A Fight?
In the movie Dune the good guys come up with a sonic weapon called a Weirding Module that allows them to transform their spoken word into a powerful weapon. It turns out that among the IT manager skills that we have, we have powerful words at our command that if we know about them we … Read more How Should An IT Manager Say “Thanks”?
One of the biggest challenges that any IT manager faces no matter how much IT manager training they’ve had is to determine just exactly how much they should expect from their team. They don’t want to be seen as being a “hands off” manager who just lets the team do whatever they want to do; … Read more There Is No Such Thing As A Perfect IT Manager – Or Perfect IT Team
I’ve got some good news for you, IT managers are allowed to have friends just like everyone else in the world. Where things can get just a little bit tricky is when those friends are members of the IT team that you are managing. This can happen when you get promoted to lead a team … Read more How IT Managers Deal With The Friend Problem
In the world of IT we like to make up new acronyms all the time. Outsiders often don’t fully understand what our acronyms stand for and so they feel like they don’t know what’s going on. Well guess what, other departments in your company can do the same thing and it will make you feel … Read more ROI: What It Is And Why IT Managers Need To Know How To Use It
Who likes to hear success stories all the time? I’m working with a new IT manager who only recently started her new leadership position. An important point to understand here is that this is not her first management position; she had been responsible for a small team in the past. This new assignment is her … Read more An IT Manager Who Is Doing It All Wrong