Good Managers Know About The Power Of Failure

Managers know that failures are not to be hidden

Becoming a successful manager is a difficult enough thing to accomplish. So why would we want to jeopardize it once we achieve it? But research says we unwittingly do just that when we withhold or try to bury one thing about ourselves in particular – our failures. Yes, you heard me correctly – we’re supposed … Read more Good Managers Know About The Power Of Failure

How IT Managers Can Do A Better Job Of Team Building

The job of every IT manager is to find ways to use your IT manager skills to get the most productive work out of your team. However, your team is made up of a group of very diverse individuals – they really don’t have a lot to do with each other. What this means is … Read more How IT Managers Can Do A Better Job Of Team Building

How Can IT Managers Prevent Their Team Members From Burning Out?

Isn’t it the dream of every IT manager to have the IT manager skills to create a fully committed team? A team that understands what you are trying to accomplish as a team, has fully bought in to that dream, and is aggressively working to achieve your goals? It turns out that there is a … Read more How Can IT Managers Prevent Their Team Members From Burning Out?

IT Manager Tips For Creating An Effective Budget

Look, as an IT manager you have to create an annual budget for your IT team so just get over it. Since you have to do it, it sure seems like you’d want to find ways to turn this chore into a team building and planning tool. If this sounds like a good idea to … Read more IT Manager Tips For Creating An Effective Budget

How Can An IT Manager Create An Effective Budget?

Look, you have to create an annual budget for your IT team so just get over it. Since you have to do it, it sure seems like you’d want to find ways to turn this chore into a team building and planning tool. If this sounds like a good idea to you, then we’re going … Read more How Can An IT Manager Create An Effective Budget?

Recruiting Is Something That IT Leaders Need To Start Thinking About Again

It’s starting to look like the economic winter just might be getting ready to thaw. Once this happens, IT Leaders realize that they’re going to have a massive task added to their already overloaded plate – recruitment. During the economic downturn IT workers were staying put because they didn’t know what was going to happen … Read more Recruiting Is Something That IT Leaders Need To Start Thinking About Again

Group Decisions Can Be The Wrong Decision For IT Leaders

Decisions, decisions, decisions – how is an IT Leader supposed to make good ones? In our eternal quest to find a way to make good IT decisions on technologies, staff, and projects, is there a silver bullet that we can find that will show us the way? One approach that is used by (too) many … Read more Group Decisions Can Be The Wrong Decision For IT Leaders

The IT Manager’s Dilemma: Smart People Or Good Ideas?

When an IT manager is given an assignment to complete a project, who should he/she want to have on their team? Within the world of IT, there are many different types of people that you can choose from, but all too often it comes down choosing people who are as smart as (or less) that … Read more The IT Manager’s Dilemma: Smart People Or Good Ideas?

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who’s The Best IT Manager Of All?

Those boys who get locked up and do work on behavior neuroscience continue to come up with new and interesting discoveries all the time.  This time around they’ve made a stunning discovery that will have a long lasting impact on how IT managers do their job. Do I have your interest yet? Daniel Goleman and … Read more Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who’s The Best IT Manager Of All?