It's not easy being an IT manager. There are constant staffing issue, budget issues, project issues, and the challenge of keeping your management informed about what is going on. The one thing that too many of us end up overlooking as we try to accomplish all of these things is that we have one more management job to do: manage our careers.
What You'll Find Inside:
- EMPLOYEE MOTIVATION: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FEEL PASSED OVER
- BUT I WANT TO WORK 80 HOURS A WEEK...!
- 5 STEPS TO HELP AN IT MANAGER FIND A MENTOR
- HOW CAN AN IT MANAGER GET AHEAD AT YOUR COMPANY?
It can be all too easy to forget about actively managing your IT manager career. In fact, some of us make a conscious decision that we're not going to spend any time on it - we'll just let things take care of themselves.
It turns out that this can be one of the worst decisions that you'll ever make. For you see, if you ignore your IT manager career, there is a very good chance that everyone else will ignore it also. Time will pass and one day you'll look around and discover that you are right where you were a long time ago - nothing has changed!
Instead, take charge of your career! How fast your career advances will be based on your personal performance and how well your team performs. In order to manage your career, you are going to have to take charge of both of these items.
The good news is that it's not all that hard to do. There are several steps, like finding a mentor, which will speed you on your way to your next promotion. Take your time and carefully read each of the chapters in this book to get hints on what steps you need to start taking today in order to take charge of your career.
Keep in mind that in this whole entire world, you are the person who is the most interested in you being successful. That means that you need to step up and accept responsibility for your career. Invest the time and I'm sure that you are going to be very pleased with the results that you are able to achieve!
For more information on what it takes to be a great IT manager, check out my blog, The Accidental IT Leader, at:
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About the Author
Managing an IT team is not just a job, it's a science. Nobody knows more about the science of managing IT teams than Dr. Jim Anderson.
"I don't embrace excuses for why IT teams aren't being successful, I embrace solutions."
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing IT teams worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these lost teams into department champions.
Dr. Jim Anderson understands what it is like to both work in an IT department as an employee as well as a manager.
The most expensive hardware and software in the world is worthless if you don't have the best team on board to take care of it and keep it running. Too often IT staff members become bored, disinterested, or just burned out and either stop trying or, even worse, leave.
This doesn't have to be your IT team's fate. As an IT manager, you can have a charged up, motivated team that "gets it". Each firm is different and Dr. Anderson understands this.
For more information on Blue Elephant Consulting and IT team management, go to: www.BlueElephantConsulting.com