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Video: Five tips for becoming a great IT manager

Bill Detwiler shares five tips to help IT professionals successfully transition from a technical position into IT management.

Even if you've always excelled in a technical role, you'll need to develop different skills to succeed in a management position.

Being a good manager is more about how you interact with your staff than how smoothly various projects go. And unfortunately, many tech-savvy IT pros find the necessary interpersonal skills more difficult to master than PowerShell scripts or Cisco IOS commands. During this episode of TR Dojo, I share five tips to help you succeed as an IT manager.

For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Brien Posey's article, "Five tips for becoming a successful IT manager."

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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