Because of your awe-inspiring dedication and technical brilliance, you've been promoted to IT manager. You know the latest in security and data storage and enterprise apps, but do you know how to manage people? It's not as easy as you may think. In fact, unless you get off on the right track, you could commit management blunders from which you may never recover. Unfortunately, about half of the companies out there don't implement any kind of formal training for new managers.
TechRepublic does, however, offer a number of sources to help the new IT manager get on the right track. Take a look at these articles written with the input of experienced managers.
- New manager has to deal with complaints from his former peers
- Who's the boss? Tips for managing friends and former peers
- Fifteen tips for the new manager from an experienced IT pro
- New IT manager: How to hit the ground running
- A new IT manager needs help dealing with fallout after his promotion
- A novice project manager seeks new skills and advancement
- Project Management FAQ
- Enhance your listening skills and your management success
- The management track requires special skills and experience
- Management do's and don'ts, according to your staff
- Tough management decisions demand integrity
- How much do you know about managing people?
- How much do you know about management, quiz #2
- How much do you know about managing, quiz #3
- These motivation methods counter retention and morale issues
Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.