May 2015: IT Leadership & Management Tips for Success

A combination of initiative, strong work ethic and integrity can help you get past many of the obstacles that may stand between you and achieving your goals. People look to their managers, not only to set expectations, but to define a purpose for their role. Managers should organize workers, not only to maximize effectiveness, but to nurture their ability, talent and motivate results.

Below are three articles addressing principles and tips for being an effective manager and leader.

What is the Difference Between Management and Leadership?

Leadership and management must go hand in hand. They are not the same thing. But they are necessarily linked, and complementary. Any effort to separate the two is likely to cause more problems than it solves. Read full article

7 Leadership Tips for Women Tech Executives

Female executives are held to a different standard than men in the workplace and are judged not only on their competence, skills and experience but on their appearance and even their speech patterns. Here, four female IT executives weigh in on how to address and overcome these challenges. Read full article

Bill McDermott of SAP Reveals His Key Principles for Success

McDermott writes at length about the importance of having five key values in business: success, accountability, professionalism, teamwork and passion. He also stresses the importance of having a strong, consistent work ethic and never losing hope, regardless of your situation. Read full article


Security Corner:

Security pros are in high demand, and companies are willing to pay top dollar for the right candidates. Do you have what it takes to succeed on the infosec career track? Read full article



Upcoming Events:

PMI Houston’s Annual Conference & JOB FAIR Sponsored by Whitaker IT

Project Management Institute of Houston’s educational event for mid- to upper level managers, project coordinators and business analysts. Join key executives and leaders in the Houston region June 8th – 10th   More info/event website

TASSCC Annual Conference Sponsored by Whitaker IT

One of the best and most affordable opportunities for learning and sharing in Texas, focused on the unique opportunities and problems faced in delivering services to citizens. August 2015. More info/event website



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