As a manager, you are called upon to to use your manager skills to interact with a lot of different people. Some of those people may be on your team and some won’t. Some of those people will be easy to get along with and some will, how shall I say this, be difficult to … Read more How Managers Can Find Compassion For The Difficult People In Their Lives
The job of being an IT manager is a tough job indeed. We spend our weeks using out IT manager skills to manage our team, planning for the future, and attempting to put out fires when they show up. All of this can easily become a bit overwhelming if we are not careful. What most … Read more What Should IT Managers Be Doing On Sundays?
When a IT Manager makes a hiring decision, it can have a long lasting impact on the team. This means that the IT Manager wants use their IT manager skills and take his or her time when considering candidates and not make a foolish blunder. However, all too often we select the wrong person for … Read more 3 Hiring Mistakes That IT Managers Make
On top of everything else that you have to do as an IT manager, there are those performance appraisals. You don’t want to do them, your staff doesn’t want to do them, and yet the company insists on everyone doing them. As long as you’ve got to sit down and evaluate the performance of each … Read more 4 Secrets IT Managers Need To Do Successful Performance Appraisals
It’s All About How You Use Your Time So I like to talk about how to be a better IT Leader just as much as the next guy, but what are you supposed to do when your job has gone away? I’ve been getting a lot of email from IT managers who are finding themselves … Read more IT Leader Job Hunting Secrets