When you find yourself in a leadership position, you’ll want to make the most of it. This means that you want to be viewed as being both powerful and effective. In order to make this happen, you need to have a good understanding of what leadership is really all about. […]
Just about anything that we do requires planning on our part. We need to take the time to understand what we want to accomplish, how we are going to go about doing it, and what kinds of resources we are going to need in order to get it done. It […]
All too often we find ourselves in the position of being an IT manager with little or no training on what it takes to correctly staff a team. This is a critical skill for us to have. Ultimately, the success of an IT manager rests on how his / her […]
Dr. Jim Anderson is proud to announce the publication of his latest book: “Making The Jump: How To Land Your Dream Job When You Get Out Of College!“
Everyone needs goals. As an IT Leader, it’s going to be your responsibility to help your team set both team and individual goals. Although at first this sounds pretty straightforward, in practice it often turns out to be a bit tricky. The most important question that you’re going to have […]
Dr. Jim Anderson presented the keynote address at the first annual Cloud Architecture Symposium that is was put on by Software Architecture Symposiums International. The conference was held on Friday, May 18th, 2012. Dr. Anderson’s cloud computing presentation was titled “How To Change The World In 1,825 Days”.
Dr. Jim Anderson takes a look at just exactly who is better at multitasking: men or women IT managers.
A lot has been written recently about the next generation of workers that is in the process of entering IT departments right now (I’ve done my part!) However, what’s been missing is a fundamental understanding of what an IT Leader is supposed to do once they are there. Ron Alsop […]
So we all know that Tiger Woods is a fantastic golfer. However, do you think that he’d be any good at running an IT department? The answer, somewhat surprisingly, is that yes, he probably would do a good job. The reason is that there is a lot of similarity between […]
Dr. Jim Anderson explains why there are some problems that an IT department just can’t solve — because they are wicked problems.