Archive for October 15th, 2008

Managing the People or the Technology

Icon Written by Alora on October 15, 2008 – 8:21 pm

In the world of IT Management there are typically two types of leaders: “IT Professionals who Manage” or “Managers who work in IT.”  A nonsensical distinction to some, I’m sure, but in the IT world, it is always a big source of debate.  How often do organizations promote their rock star developer or engineer to […]

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BlessingWhite Study: Managers Lack Enough Time to Coach

Icon Written by Alora on October 15, 2008 – 7:17 pm

A recent study conducted by BlessingWhite shows that a full one-third of over 2,000 supervisors interviewed “don’t have time to coach” their direct reports. While I find nothing inherently surprising in that statistic, I do find the reasoning behind it fundamentally flawed: the reason that supervisors “don’t have time” is because they have not made […]

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