As an IT manager, one of your most important IT manager skills is the ability to effectively communicate with your IT team. There are a lot of different ways that we go about doing this, but one of the most popular ones is to give a presentation to our team. The problem with this is … Read more When Presenting To Your Team, Could Less Be More?
I can’t tell you how often I get asked the question “what does it take to be a good IT manager?” As with all such simple questions, there is no one simple answer. The truth is that to be a really good IT manager you need to have a very special mix of both technical … Read more 16 Management Skills Every IT Manager Needs To Have
So I’m just a little bit off the beaten path with this discussion, but I’ve recently had to sit through so many bad presentations that I’m feeling an overwhelming need to try to make the world a better place for Powerpoint slides to live in. We all live and die by Powerpoint. I can’t begin … Read more IT Managers & The Secret Of The Color Wheel
Yeah, yeah I know that everyone says that they hate Powerpoint – “death by Powerpoint” and all of that. However, the reality of modern IT Manger life is that we end up using Powerpoint to communicate a lot of information about our departments and the current status of our projects. Until you rise high enough … Read more How IT Managers Can Get Better At Creating Powerpoint Slides