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risk – The Accidental IT Leader

Managers Need To Know How Do You Deal With Risk?

Managers need to know how comfortable they are with risk

In a perfect world, a manager would have all of the knowledge, manager skills, and manager training that he or she needed to have when it came time for them to make a decision. With this information they could be comfortable that the decision that they were making was the right decision. However, as I’m … Read more

What The U.S. Army Can Teach Managers About Becoming Better

The goal is to do what you set out to do and do it better each time you do it

Ok, so I’m willing to admit it – I’m not perfect. Yes, I am always working to try to become perfect, but so far I have not been able to even get close to that goal. Most managers would say that they are in the same boat as me. It’s a bit depressing to set … Read more

IT Managers Know That The Best Employees Know How To Fail

Managing an IT team has always been a challenge and with the recent economic challenges that every firm has faced, it has become harder. What IT managers are discovering is the members of their team are shell shocked. They are stuck in survival mode in which they are trying to keep their heads down just … Read more

Say Hello To Your Next Monster IT Project: GRC

As IT Leaders we are always looking forward to our next challenge, the big project that looks impossible at the beginning, but which through our superhuman efforts turns into a technical and business success story. This is all great, but we do need to be careful because there’s one big project out there that could … Read more

Doing More With What You Already Have

As an IT Leader, you’ve got a bit of a challenge on your hands right now. There is probably no way that you’re going to be getting more funding or headcount in the immediate future (or at least not enough to make a difference). Yet at the same time your senior management keeps talking about … Read more

3 IT Manager Secrets From The Folks At Pixar

Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, Wall-E – who hasn’t been amazed at the movies that Pixar has created over the past few years? I think that we can all agree that clearly Pixar has found a way to foster and grow creativity within their organization. What if IT Leaders could find out how to do … Read more