Secrets To Building Great IT Teams

As an IT manager, you can only be as good as your team allows you to be. This means that you are going to have use your IT manager skills and invest your time in making your team as good as you possibly can. Even if you can commit to doing this, the next question … Read moreSecrets To Building Great IT Teams

Handling A Promotion Is Something That An IT Leader Needs To Know How To Do

It may seem a little crazy to talk about how to handle promotions during an economic downturn, but they are still happening (hey, sometimes self-promotion yields results!) Additionally, once the world economy picks up again, there will be even more of them. What’s an IT Leader who was once “one of the guys” to do … Read moreHandling A Promotion Is Something That An IT Leader Needs To Know How To Do

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 moreGroup Decisions Can Be The Wrong Decision For IT Leaders

IT Leaders Know That It’s Not All About Them

Please put your hand up in the air if you are a micromanager. Is your hand up – if it is then good, you have a pretty accurate picture of yourself. If it isn’t , then I bet if we talked with the people that you work with, we might get a different answer. By … Read moreIT Leaders Know That It’s Not All About Them

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

Are You A “Tuned In” IT Manager?

Just how do great IT managers go about making decisions? We all have different ways of doing this, but many of us talk about making “gut decisions”. What this is really a way of saying is that an IT leader who has good business instincts is a great value to the company that they work … Read moreAre You A “Tuned In” IT Manager?

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

An IT Leader’s Guide To Managing “A-Type” Personalities

So we’ve talked just a bit about the dangers of having players in your department / on your team who get so caught up in something that winning becomes everything to them. It’s almost as though you were attending an auction and it got down to the last two bidders on something and they both … Read moreAn IT Leader’s Guide To Managing “A-Type” Personalities