How Managers Deal With Reorganizations

Change happens, will you be ready to deal with it?

As though the job of being a manager was not tough enough, it turns out that there is something that can make it just a bit more challenging: change. You know what I’m talking about here. Every so often your company gets the good idea that they could become more effective if they reorganized. Arggg! … Read more

The Millennial Workplace Is Coming – Will Managers Be Ready?

The workplace is changing, will you know how to handle it?

As all managers have probably realized by now, the millennials have arrived. That younger generation of workers are moving into the office at the same time that the baby boomers are starting to move out. The arrival in force of this new type of worker is going to cause some fundamental changes to occur in … Read more

How Managers Can Create Innovative Teams

Managers need to know how to transform their teams into innovation engines

As managers we are always looking for ways to use our manager skills to get more out of our teams. What we’ve been told is that we can do this if we can come up with a way to boost their innovation. It may sound easy, but it isn’t. What managers need to do is … Read more

The One Skill That All Managers Must Master

In order to be successful, managers need to learn how to focus

As a manager, you will always be asked to do more things. On top of what you have already signed up to do, people will drop by your cube, catch your arm in the hall, and corner you in meetings and will come up with additional things to add to the already full plate of … Read more

What 5 “Manager” Skills Does An IT Manager Have To Have?

What does it actually mean to manage something? I mean our title says that we are managers, but have you ever really given it much thought as to just exactly what that word really means? Lots of IT managers just think that it means that we now have the right to tell the members of … Read more

4 Ways That IT Managers Can Learn To Make Better Decisions

An important part of the job of being an IT manager is the ability to make good decisions. Lots of good decisions. In fact, the ability to make more good decisions than bad decisions is arguably what allows an IT manager to keep his / her job. Now the only problem is that it’s really, … Read more

Is Your IT Team Ready For Change?

When I’m working with IT managers, all too often I see them trying very hard to get things “just right”. I know what they are thinking. They believe that if they can get things set up correctly, then the team that they are in charge of will just run itself. I guess that they might … Read more