IT leaders need a full arsenal of cross-functional skills, including a lot of stuff that goes beyond the traditional IT skill set. While it helps to be well grounded in the company's technology platforms and it's important to have strong business management skills, some of other essential competencies are a bit harder to pin down. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives discusses several skills you need to develop in order to excel in an IT leadership role. Some of them might surprise you.
For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the "Transcript" link underneath the video or you can read the original article from Jeff Relkin that this episode was based on: 10 essential competencies for IT pros.
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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.