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.
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Bill Detwiler has nothing to disclose. He doesn't hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.