So here’s some bad news for managers: right now employee turnover (employees who leave) is currently at an all-time high. What this means for you is that your team is at risk. If you don’t find a way to use your manager skills to keep the members of your team happy and engaged in their … Read more What Managers Can Do To Make Employees Stick Around
When I talk with new IT managers, more often than not they tell me that their biggest challenge is getting good at hiring the right people for their teams. One of the reasons that this is so challenging is because it’s new to them. What they don’t know yet, is that hiring is only one … Read more How Are IT Managers Supposed To Keep Their Best Employees?
I don’t want to say that it’s been easy to be an IT Leader during the recent global economic crisis. However, as the world economy tanked and countless people in all industries lost their jobs, the one thing that IT Leaders really didn’t have to worry about was having members of their team jump ship … Read more How To Keep Your Team From Leaving As The Economy Improves
I’ve got a quick question for you: what is the next step in your career? What do you want to get promoted to? In fact, as long as we are talking about that, what comes after THAT promotion? If you want to become a real IT Leader, then the career ladder generally goes: IT worker, … Read more How IT Leaders Build A Mentor Network For Their Career
So what do IT Leaders actually do? Generally I’d agree with you if you answered something like “create IT solutions“; however, I’ve been giving this some thought and I think that we’re missing the mark if that’s our answer. If you think about it, what we really spend our time doing is managing people and … Read more What Do IT Managers Really Do?
Can we talk frankly for just a moment? Who’s really in charge in IT departments when it comes to hiring and retaining new talent? You’d think that with the global recession, companies would have the upper hand. However, with the critical importance of IT solutions to existing company operations and increasing global competition, it’s possible … Read more Dealing With High Worker Expectations Requires Real IT Leadership
Sergey Aleynikov, 39 years old,Ã‚Â was arrested by the FBI as he got off a plane at the Newark Liberty International airport. Aleynikov is being charged with stealing data with “the intent to convert that trade secret to be economic benefit of someone other than the the owner”. Keeping in mind that everyone in this … Read more Arrest Of Goldman IT Worker Shows Failure Of An IT Leader
(Hopefully it goes without saying that I’m not a lawyer and this blog posting is in no way to be considered legal advice. If you’ve got further questions, go get yourself the best lawyer your money can buy…) Did you even know that something called an “Non-compete Clause” existed? It turns out that you may … Read more IT Leaders Want To Know About : Non-compete Clauses
Can it get any worse than it already is? Does anyone see a light at the end of the tunnel yet? Times are tough all over, and being an IT Leader right now is just about the toughest job out there. It would be all too easy to tuck your head down, turn off the … Read more 6 Management Suggestions To Help IT Leaders In Tough Times
A lot has been written recently about the next generation of workers that is in the process of entering IT departments right now (I’ve done my part!) However, what’s been missing is a fundamental understanding of what an IT Leader is supposed to do once they are there. Ron Alsop who writes for the Wall … Read more Managing Trophy Kids: Can’t We All Just Get Along?