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  • John McKee // January 15, 2009, 8:24 AM PST

    Can Yahoo succeed under Carol Bartz?

    Are great leadership skills enough to overcome a lack of experience? In this week's blog, leadership and career coach John M McKee considers Yahoo's recent change of CEOs and the their chances of success going forward.


  • Scott Lowe // January 17, 2009, 5:00 AM PST

    Firing a bad hire: A real-world story

    Hiring the best people for the job can sometimes be an exercise in frustration and even the best managers can blow it big time. With a number of successful hires under his belt, Benny Sisko relates an account from the other side of the fence. In this post, he shares with you some of the background to the story and relates what we learned from this failure.


  • Michael Krigsman // January 20, 2009, 4:04 AM PST

    Debating Forrester Research: Service providers and failure

    Michael Krigsman takes issue with a Forrester Research blog post that pushes virtually all blame for IT failures onto technology buyers.


  • Ilya Bogorad // January 22, 2009, 2:13 AM PST

    Time to shine: Why the dismal economy can be good for IT leaders

    Job cuts are reported here and there around the globe, no longer in hundreds but in thousands. But TechRepublic blogger Iyla Bogorad believes that now, against the horrible backdrop of the dismal economy is the best possible time for IT leaders to shine.


  • Michael Krigsman // January 26, 2009, 3:57 AM PST

    10 steps to prevent IT myopia

    Peter Birley has developed a list of 10 points to help IT leaders think strategically about business, organizational, and management issues. Take a look at these practical steps.


  • Rick Freedman // January 27, 2009, 7:25 PM PST

    Guide clients to make prudent IT project investments

    During an economic downturn, project managers should help clients save money, prioritize their expenditures, and keep their eyes on the prize. Rick Freedman offers several tips on how to steer clients toward making financially prudent project decisions.


  • John McKee // January 28, 2009, 5:27 AM PST

    In 2009, you need to know this

    2009 is tough. And it's going to get worse before it gets better. In this blog, leadership and success coach John M McKee shares ideas that will help you succeed when others around you are failing.


  • Scott Lowe // January 29, 2009, 1:41 PM PST

    Five ways to critically analyze your budget for possible cuts

    We live in times that are unprecedented for the IT industry and IT leaders across the board are being asked to do more with less. Scott Lowe provides you with five ways you might be able to find some gold in your budget if you're asked to make some sacrifices.


  • John McKee // February 5, 2009, 4:34 AM PST

    The Rule of 3. More important than ever.

    Today, more than ever, it's important to face up to the idea that your employment or professional success may be impacted by factors beyond your control. Leadership and career coach John M McKee discusses how to apply a successful organizational planning approach to your own career.


  • Rick Freedman // January 30, 2009, 11:14 PM PST

    Define the vision for your IT project with this exercise

    The Vision Box exercise is a powerful way to help define the vision of the ultimate product, motivate the project team, and generate enthusiasm among stakeholders. Learn techniques for effectively facilitating this exercise.


  • Scott Lowe // January 31, 2009, 7:43 AM PST

    Back to basics or time to innovate?

    Jobs are being lost at a record pace and the economy has shrunk by its greatest margin in more than a quarter century. As your IT budget comes under fire, what can you do to continue to provide maximum value to your organization both now and once the downturn subsides?


  • Andrew Filev // February 2, 2009, 11:01 PM PST

    Focus on getting things done with Project Management 2.0

    Project managers should be leading projects not being project secretaries. Project Management 2.0 may be the way to reduce unnecessary, routine work.


  • Michael Krigsman // February 3, 2009, 9:31 PM PST

    Did California's CIO mislead public on IT success?

    Michael Krigsman believes California's CIO has presented an unbalanced, and perhaps even misleading, view of success and likely failure on the state's IT project portfolio. Take a look at the data.


  • Scott Lowe // February 7, 2009, 10:58 AM PST

    Cheap services for your new business

    A few days ago, I wrote a posting here talking about whether or not the economic downturn was a time to hunker down or whether you should innovate instead. An astute TechRepublic reader contacted me suggesting that now might be the best time ever to start your own business and provided a few suggestions for doing so on the cheap. Even though the proposition might be really scary to some, starting a small business today can be a pretty inexpensive thing to do.


  • John McKee // February 12, 2009, 2:50 AM PST

    Layoffs bring SARAH

    The best leaders know how to handle demanding times. In this article, leadership coach John M McKee offers some perspective to those who may be in unchartered waters in this era of massive layoffs.