Tag: Leadership

Mar 25 @  1:00pm

In our IT careers, we can find ourselves at a crossroads—trying to understand the best way to grow and develop. We want to maximize our professional impact, but we aren’t clear if we should focus on building technical proficiency, industry knowledge, or “people skills.” What does a strong roadmap for our career development look like?…

Mar 11 @  1:00pm

In our IT careers, we can find ourselves at a crossroads—trying to understand the best way to grow and develop. We want to maximize our professional impact, but we aren’t clear if we should focus on building technical proficiency, industry knowledge, or “people skills.” What does a strong roadmap for our career development look like?…

Organizations that have strong IT leadership, strong IT influence, get superior results. And not only do they get superior results, but they also get it with less effort. They get it with less rework. And so for us to commit ourselves to our own leadership and influence and how we can improve our leadership and influence can make a huge impact on the organizations that we serve.

Feb 25 @  1:00pm

In our IT careers, we can find ourselves at a crossroads—trying to understand the best way to grow and develop. We want to maximize our professional impact, but we aren’t clear if we should focus on building technical proficiency, industry knowledge, or “people skills.” What does a strong roadmap for our career development look like?…

Q&A topics include:
Any advice for a very small IT team in relation to the rest of the company? We want to do big upgrade successfully, but we may not be able to increase headcount despite projects moving forward.
How can we influence a leader to pause and focus more on the “why” when clarity is not there?
We're just starting to lead a project that failed seven years ago. We're trying it again with different technology. Any words of advice?

Many IT professionals don’t feel like they’re making a difference. For various reasons, they feel undervalued and unappreciated. Those reasons range from executive absence, unrealistic expectations, inadequate budgets, shrinking headcount, to “shadow IT” efforts. I take these stories to heart because I, too, have experienced these disappointments. As such, these conversations motivate me to ask, “How do we stop the madness?”