The Accidental IT Leader

The Accidental IT Leader

By Jim Anderson
Managing an IT team is not just a job, it’s a science. Nobody knows more about the science of managing IT teams than Dr. Jim Anderson.

“I don’t embrace excuses for why IT teams aren’t being successful, I embrace solutions.”

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing IT teams worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these lost teams into department champions.

Dr. Jim Anderson understands what it is like to both work in an IT department as an employee as well as a manager.

Welcome to the premier podcast for learning how to attract, motivate, and retain top IT staff.
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What Can Google Teach Managers About Teams?
The way that most work gets done is when we create a team of professionals, tell them what needs to be done, and then send them off to accomplish it. However, that is not always what happens.   We’ve all had experiences with teams that we’ve used our manager skills  to build that have struggled to accomplish their goals, have fought  with each other, and generally have not gotten along very well. We know  what failure looks like.  What can a manager do in order to boost the chances that a team that he or she is responsible for will be a success? 
February 21, 2019
How Can A Manager Know When They Are On Thin Ice?
So how are things going for you at work? Are you getting along with  everyone – especially your boss? Or are you starting to get left out of  meetings that you used to get invited to? Are the people that you work  with starting to become cool towards you? Has your boss stopped having  conversations with you?  Bad things may becoming your way and you may not even realize it… 
February 14, 2019
Why Is Company Culture Important To Managers?
 In the day-to-day activities of a manager, most of us really don’t spend all that much time thinking about our company’s corporate culture.  However, it turns out that it really does matter. If your company has a  bad corporate culture, then it’s going to have a negative impact on the  company’s bottom line results, its reputation, and in the end,  recruitment. It sure seems as though managers need to start spending  some time using their manager skills  to look into how they can improve the company’s culture.  
February 7, 2019
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