Managers Struggle To Deal With Success

Do managers know how to learn from their successes?

It does not happen all the time. However, sometimes a manager will be successful. Something that we attempt will happen the way that we wanted it to or we might just get lucky and a success will drop into our laps. However, the problem with being successful is that sometimes this can be a big … Read more

Managers Start To Discover The Limitations Of Artificial Intelligence

It turns out that AI can't solve all of the problems that managers face

I don’t know about you, but in the past few years, I’ve been reading more and more articles that seemed to present Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the miracle cure for just about everything. There certainly has been enough manager training on AI over the past few years. No matter if it’s what your customer are … Read more

Do You Know How To Argue Correctly?

So it turns out that we've all been arguing the wrong way

Part of the job of being a manager is disagreeing with other people. Look, their ideas may be wrong and you are the person who is going to have to step up and let them know that they are wrong. As you can well imagine, this does not always go over well. This is where … Read more

What Can Google Teach Managers About Teams?

What does it take to create a team that will be successful?

What does it take to create a team that will be successful? Image Credit: danny O. The way that most work gets done is when we create a team of professionals, tell them what needs to be done, and then send them off to accomplish it. However, that is not always what happens. We’ve all … Read more

How To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

When you have new people join your team, they generally do so with a great deal of excitement. There are a lot of things that they want to accomplish and they are looking forward to learning many new things. However, over time this has a habit of changing. Over time you are almost guaranteed to … Read more

Do IT Managers Really Need Artificial Intelligence?

Pick up just about any trade rag these days and you are going to run into a story talking about the fantastic new things that are going to be possible very soon because of the arrival of new artificial intelligence technology. There are all sorts of startup firms out there that are raising a lot … Read more

Why NoSQL Is The Wrong Choice For An IT Manager — Sometimes

If you were to create a list of the buzz words that are filtering through the world of IT right now, “noSQL” would have to be at the top of your list. IT Managers everywhere have decided that they’ve had enough of traditional databases and the high vendor fees that come with them. Open source … Read more

3 Questions That Every IT Manager Should Be Asking About Clouds

I love clouds, you love clouds, we all love clouds. It seems like everyone in IT is talking about cloud computing and how it’s the next big thing. Look, I think that there’s a lot of good things about cloud computing, but I’m not convinced that it’s the right solution for everyone. This brings up … Read more