New managers

Articles and posts for new managers of technology groups

Growing New Mangers

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in New managers | 0 comments

Where will your next generation of IT managers come from? For most senior IT leaders, the answer is that they will hire them. They plan to dip into that deep pool of talent in the outside world to reel in just the right sort of people to drive their organizations into the future. Given all the concerns about shrinking IT departments and the offshoring of IT jobs, there should be enough experienced managers to go around, right? Well, perhaps, but perhaps not. The baby boom generation of managers is rapidly approaching retirement age. And they are probably looking forward to it, given the storm...

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2 Issues that Plague New Managers

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in New managers | 0 comments

Can you imagine a subordinate lending a sympathetic ear to their newly promoted supervisor?  Imagine it.  “Well boss, I see that you’re having a difficult time adjusting to your new power.  I imagine that that’s tough.  I can really empathize with your difficulties.  How can I help?” Not going to happen.  New project managers never get this sort of support.  It’s much more common that they get grudging compliance and whispered resentments.  Yet, it’s a time during which they need support more than ever. Bookstores overflow with books on being a...

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