What’s your plan for getting promoted from the manager position that you currently have? You’d like to get kicked upstairs, but just exactly how are you going to go about making that happen? A lot of us hope that the quality of the work that we do will speak for us and our bosses will … Read more Managers Need To Know How To Mange Up
If I asked you how you learn best, what would you say? A lot of us would say that we learn best when we are sitting in class room and the professor is up at the board teaching us. However, especially when it comes to younger workers, this approach does not always work. IT managers … Read more IT Managers Try Teaching In Small Bites To Maximize Impact
Resiliency is a word that I’m pretty sure that most of us have heard before, but I’m not quite sure if we all know just exactly what it means. I mean, we know it’s a good thing, but what is it? It turns out that resiliency is having the ability to adjust to change or … Read more Should IT Managers Help Their Teams To Become More Resilient?
In all honesty, it really does not take that much to become an IT manager. One promotion and poof there you are no matter what IT manager skills you may or may not have.. However, in order to become an unforgettable IT manager, now that’s something completely different! I’m pretty sure that all of us … Read more What Makes An IT Manager A Great IT Manager?
Bad news – your company wants more from you. Specifically, they want you to accomplish more each and every day. They also think that they know what you need to be doing. No longer is it enough that you manage your IT team successfully and deliver your projects on time. Now you are going to … Read more How IT Managers Can Become Stuck In Silos
So just exactly what is being an IT manager all about? When we all of sudden find ourselves in this position, the question of just exactly what the company wants us to be doing has to come up. Well I’ve got some good news for you, it turns out that there are 8 different tasks … Read more The 8 Main Responsibilities Of An IT Manager
So everyone can be an IT manager, right? If you said yes, then you’ve not met some of the managers that I’ve had to work for during my career. The answer is that no, not everyone has the required IT manager skills and they are not cut out to be a manager. However, knowing if … Read more Do You Have What It Takes To Be An IT Manager?
Those pesky job interviews – management always seems to put them on your to-do list just when you have a million other things to do. Yes, they are important, I mean after all who you hire will shape your IT team for years to come. However, when you are pressed for time, what’s the best … Read more How An IT Manager Should Prepare To Conduct An Interview
So IT manager, what is your life like these days? Are you dealing with long hours at work, demanding leadership and customers? Internal departments who don’t want to talk to you let alone do what you need them to do? I guess the concept of finding inner peace must seem pretty far away most days. … Read more What Google Can Teach IT Managers About Finding Inner Peace
On top of everything else that you have to do as an IT manager, there are those performance appraisals. You don’t want to do them, your staff doesn’t want to do them, and yet the company insists on everyone doing them. As long as you’ve got to sit down and evaluate the performance of each … Read more 4 Secrets IT Managers Need To Do Successful Performance Appraisals