Quick question for you: what’s more important in your life right now – your job or your home life? You have to pick one. Your gut probably tells you to pick “home life”, but if we took a look at where you’ve been spending your time, would that support that pick? If you are like … Read moreHow IT Managers Deal With Work / Life Balance Issues
As an IT manager you go to work every day, you do the best job possible using the IT manager skills that you have, and you hope that your boss notices the good work that you are doing. We all hope that when a more senior position in our company opens up, because of the … Read moreWhat To Do When You Don’t Get The Job
As IT managers, our IT manager skills include the hiring, promotion, and career planning of the members of our team. All too often, we end up making decisions in this area based on what little IT manager training we’ve had and our “gut feel” about what is right for our team. In the field of … Read moreHow Big Data Can Help You To Be A Better IT Manager
Being an IT manager is a hard job. Starting a new role as an IT manager is even tougher. One of the questions that I get asked all of the time is “what should I do right off the bat?” — what IT manager skills do I need to have? It’s a good question, and … Read moreHow To Start To Be An IT Manager
Dr. Jim Anderson takes a look at why IT managers are not getting promoted. Dr. Anderson explains how changes in the stock market have caused baby boomers to hold on to their IT jobs. This is causing problems for everyone else in IT. Dr. Anderson provides suggestions for how to deal with this problem. To … Read moreVideo: Oh, Oh — What To Do When You Don’t Get That Promotion
Every IT Shop Is Different In the life of an IT Leader, there will come the day that you find yourself in a new position. You might be working for the same company and just be in a different role or you might be starting a new job – no matter, the challenge is the … Read moreIT Leader Start-Up Issues: What Have You Gotten Yourself Into?
Things are tough all over. If you were counting on getting a promotion this year, you might want to scale your hopes back just a bit. A lot of IT Leaders are discovering that their career plans are having to be put on hold. Maybe we should spend some time talking about what you should … Read moreOh, Oh – What To Do When You Don’t Get That Promotion
Changing To A New Job In The Same Company Can Be Difficult Times of change can be difficult for everyone, including IT Leaders. We all know how hard it can be to lose your job – in fact I think that we’ve probably either experienced it or have friends who have gone through it. What … Read moreNew Job, Same Company: What’s An IT Leader To Do?
What is it going to take for you to get promoted? What set of skills as an IT Leader do you need to develop in order to have any chance at moving up to the next level? If you don’t know what you need to know, then how is that promotion going to happen? It … Read moreThe Answer Is 9, But Do You Know What The Question Is?
They say that the world is becoming a smaller place – I think that they just might be right. IT Leaders are starting to realize that coming up with ways to staff their teams so that they are diverse is quickly moving from being a political nicety to now becoming a business necessity. Does anyone … Read moreStaffing Diversity Challenges IT Leaders