How Managers Can Deal With Being Promoted

Everything changes when you get promoted. Do you know how to handle it?

Getting promoted is what every manager wants. With your new position comes more money, more responsibility, better benefits, and perhaps even elevated status. However, it turns out that there is a downside to this type of career advancement. You may now be asking yourself “where did all of my friends go?” Likewise, now when you … Read more

Managers Need To Become A Leader That Their Team Can Trust

Trust is the key to getting team commitment

If there is one workplace problem that managers want to find a way to solve, it would most definitely be the challenge of disengaged employees. What managers would like to learn how to do would be to understand how to use our manager skills to better motivate employees and how to get more manager training … Read more

What Should Managers Do About Hugging?

More and more people are hugging at work, what's the right way to do this?

How about if we agree to talk about a touchy topic: hugging. Yep, even in this #Metoo era, the concept of opening your arms up and then enveloping a coworker in a big hug is something that is still done in the workplace. You’d think that all of this would be going away in our … Read more

3 Ways That Managers Can Improve Their Leadership Skills

In order to become a better manager, we first need to become better leaders

So congratulations, as a manager you are already a leader. However, if you are like most of us you could probably become a better leader. If you took the time to take a look at all of your manager skills, where do you think that your biggest leadership challenge lies? The way that you can … Read more

What’s The Right Way To Conduct A Video Conference?

Welcome to the 21st Century IT manager! In this fantastic highly connected world that we now find ourselves living in, more and more often we no longer have to travel long distances to participate in meetings face-to-face. Instead, through the power of technology and the internet, we can now sit down at our desk and … Read more

How To Manage Employees Who Are In Remote Locations

Managing a team of IT professionals is hard work when they all spend all day in the office with you. Transform this cozy scenario into the modern distributed workplace and you get a completely different scenario that you may not have the IT manager skills to deal with. Now you’ve got a much bigger challenge … Read more

How An IT Leader Can Motivate Their Team

Having an IT team report to you is a great complement – the company believes that you can lead them to success. However, in order to get your team to accomplish the things that you want them to do, you are going to have to first motivate them to take action. This motivation thing can … Read more

IT Managers Need To Learn How To Build Confidence Within Their Team

As an IT manager it can be very easy for us to focus on the tasks that our IT team has been assigned. We’ll study the schedule, create work breakdowns, assign tasks, and double check to make sure that the work is being done on time. However, it can be all too easy to forget … Read more

Whatever Happened To IT Worker Loyalty?

Hey IT manager, just how loyal to your company are you? How loyal do you think that your team members are? I’m betting that the answer to both of these questions is “not very”. Given that that is the current situation that we find ourselves in, how did we get here and what is an … Read more