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Who’s the Most Snipeable Person on Your Tech Team?

Imagine this: You’ve been managing a tech team for five years now. It’s taken some time, but you’ve finally gotten the dream team together. Imagined? Okay. Now, do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, worrying that your carefully chosen team will disperse? That some of your key players will leave when[…]

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Tech Managers: What’s Your Leadership Style?

As a tech manager, it may seem like you either have an effective or ineffective leadership style. According to Daniel Goleman, however, it’s a bit more complicated than that. In a 2000 Harvard Business Review Study, he explained that there are actually six different leadership styles, all of which affect corporate climates differently. As we[…]

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How to Manage Your Virtual Tech Team

The idea of being part of a virtual team is something that many technologists embrace. However, those same people often shudder at the idea of managing such a team. They imagine worst-case scenarios with missed deadlines, lazy developers, and failed projects. Is managing a remote team as bad at they imagine it though? Not necessarily.[…]

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How to Attract Top Tech Talent

As the tech industry continues to grow in 2013, competition is fierce for the best of the best technical talent. If you’re one of those individuals, you’re golden and your prospects are endless. Congratulations! If you’re on the other side of the table though, looking to hire this kind of individual, things are looking a[…]

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5 Reasons to Allow Your Technical Team to Telecommute

As a technical manager, are you for or against telecommuting? If you’re the latter, the kind that’s against telecommuting, you probably have your reasons. Most likely, you’re having nightmares of your stellar team sitting in front of the TV and napping all day, instead of getting the project out on time. Am I right? That’s[…]

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10 Signs Your IT Project Is Failing

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a blog post entitled “7 Reasons IT Projects Fail.”  If you read it (which you should, by the way), you know exactly why IT projects fail and how to prevent them from doing so. While that’s great and all, it doesn’t help you to spot a failing IT[…]

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How To Build An Exceptional IT Team

With technology changing at lightning speed, it’s important to have an exceptional IT team that will not only keep your business up to date, but that will also pioneer new technologies for your organization. So how do you do it? How do you form a tech team that will bring you to the forefront? It’s[…]

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7 Reasons IT Projects Fail

Failure. No one likes it, and everyone tries to avoid it. Unfortunately, it’s been a popular topic of discussion in several tech savvy LinkedIn groups in the past several weeks. People keep asking, “How do I stop a failing IT project?” Before a technical manager can figure out how to stop a failing project prevent[…]

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Signs That It’s Time to Fire Your Technical Consultant

Let’s face it. No one likes to fire their employees. Sometimes the people that you need to let go are your friends. Other times, you’re afraid that your remaining employees will stage a coup. In other cases still, it’s simply the fact that you hate, and I mean hate, awkward conversations. Regardless of the unpleasantness,[…]