Do You Know How To Say “No”?

If I asked you based on your IT manager training what the most powerful thing that you could say as a part of your job, what would you tell me? “You’re fired?” “You’re hired?” Both of those would be good guesses, but they would be wrong. It turns out that the most powerful thing than … Read moreDo You Know How To Say “No”?

How Should An IT Manager Handle Team Conflicts?

I’m currently in charge of a team of skilled IT development professionals. They each have their own set of skills that they bring to my team and I need each of them to be operating at peak efficiency if I want to have any hope of my team being a success. However, I’m currently facing … Read moreHow Should An IT Manager Handle Team Conflicts?

How Do You Prevent A Staffing Disaster Before It Happens?

The Coming Disaster In Your IT Department What do you think the mood of your IT team is right now? Poor? Downright bad? If your workplace is like most businesses out there right now, your team is still reeling from all of the layoffs, hiring freezes, pay cuts, etc. If nothing else, there has been … Read moreHow Do You Prevent A Staffing Disaster Before It Happens?

Take Your Pick: Task Or Time?

As we reach the end of the first decade of the new millennium, the IT workplace is once again starting to change. For at least the next few years we’re going to be seeing three distinct generations working together side-by-side: boomers (born before 1965), Gen-X’ers (1965-1979), and Gen-Y’ers (1980-1999). This arrangement causes conflicts and friction … Read moreTake Your Pick: Task Or Time?