IT PROformanceā„¢ Newsletter
August 2014


The Secret to Project Approval:
It’s What They Get that Matters, Not What it Costs

You propose a major project. Senior management guts it, then gets mad with your partial implementation. Sound familiar?

Read on to learn how to break this cycle.

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The Secret to Project Approval: It's What They Get that Matters, Not What it Costs

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.
— Peter Drucker

What IT Professionals Can Learn from the Oscars

Ambitious IT leaders can learn a thing or two from the Hollywood stars who recently lined up to receive their industry’s top prize.

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What IT Professionals Can Learn from the Oscars
Building the Right Business Relationships

Developing a social relationship with your colleagues offers benefits a purely business-oriented relationship never could. Nolan Bennett, VP & CIO at Teva Americas, demonstrates a great way to break the ice between IT and the rest of the business.

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Building the Right Business Relationships
How to keep your team together (even when you need to split them up)

You must maintain a broad leadership team representing a diverse range of skills. But what should you do when you must solve a problem only a few of your leaders are appropriate to help with?

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How to keep your team together (even when you need to split them up)
From Firefighter to Fire Marshal: Are You Brave Enough to Make the Jump?

IT professionals spend years developing their heroic fire-fighting skills. But sticking with those skills may limit your career opportunities.

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From Firefighter to Fire Marshal: Are You Brave Enough to Make the Jump?
An Insight from Africa: Escaping from Tech, or Escaping Thanks to Tech?

During a trip to Africa a simple IT application saves lives and serves as a potent reminder of how tech has positively penetrated every corner of the globe.

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An Insight from Africa: Escaping from Tech, or Escaping Thanks to Tech?
Here’s How Your Conference Calls REALLY Play Out

I have long argued for the importance of physical proximity in the workplace, so I loved this hysterical new video that demonstrates all the deficiencies with conference calls.

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Here's How Your Conference Calls REALLY Play Out