As a manager you are in charge of a team of people who have to do what you tell them to do. However, at the same time you work for a boss who can tell you what to do. What this means for you (and your career) is that you’d like to be able to … Read more Getting Along With The Boss: How To
So what’s the worst thing that could happen to you as a manager? The list of things could be quite long, but I think that we could all agree that finding yourself trapped in a job that you don’t like would have to be close to the top of the list. We can probably make … Read more What Managers Need To Do Before They Quit
Just exactly how comfortable are you telling your boss or the people that you work with exactly what you think about them or their ideas? Honesty is very important to helping teams operate correctly, but it sure is hard to find the manager skills needed to do it right. Teams need candor from their employees, … Read more Managers Need To Learn How To Tell The Hard Truth At Work
Pick up just about any trade rag these days and you are going to run into a story talking about the fantastic new things that are going to be possible very soon because of the arrival of new artificial intelligence technology. There are all sorts of startup firms out there that are raising a lot … Read more Do IT Managers Really Need Artificial Intelligence?
Yea! You are an IT manager. This is a great position to reach in your career, but now what? We all want to become better at what we do and improve our IT manager skills, but just exactly how to make that happen can be quite confusing. If only there was some wise person who … Read more Tips From Google On How To Be A Better IT Manager
So where should creativity live in an IT department? We use creativity to solve problems, create designs, and to determine what projects to pursue. IT Managers need to be the ones who have creative control within the IT department in order to ensure that projects get done correctly. However, this is often easier said than … Read more IT Manager Breakthroughs: The Power Of A Peer Culture
Each and every IT manager has problems. These problems run from the simple (“How can I meet that deadline”) to the more complex (“These people don’t like each other, how can I get them to work as a team?”). Sometimes we run into problems that despite our deep belief in ourselves, we just don’t seem … Read more What Can Cool Design Firms Teach IT Managers?