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impactnow,
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7/28/2014 | 1:27:34 PM
Business understanding
Business understanding cannot be emphasized enough I have met so many that don't understand the business need and consequently waste time finding solutions that don't work. Understanding the need and the business infrastructure is critical to being successful and getting meaningful solutions implemented.
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Technocrati,
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7/24/2014 | 9:08:59 PM
Re: Know your weaknesses

@Soozyg     I agree.   Most IT Managers are way too prideful to admit they need help.   The IT Managers are haunted by the prospect of being replaced and unfortunately many companies have fostered this fear, and often it is a valid concern. 

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soozyg,
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7/24/2014 | 8:30:49 PM
Re: Know your weaknesses
it's imperative they recruit or train a few core people to be their right-hand managers for areas of weakness.

Yes, but I wonder how many IT leaders actually admit that, or phrase it that way. I'm sure their statement to candidates is more like, "I can't get to everything so I need to delegate."
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Technocrati,
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7/24/2014 | 3:08:34 PM
Re: Know your weaknesses

@Alison_Diana   Great point.   A good leader will recognize that they cannot possibly do everything or be the best at everything.

A team is necessary, and it is a wonderful thing to see a well crafted team in action !

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7/23/2014 | 9:12:05 AM
Know your weaknesses
Rarely are IT leaders (or any leaders) great at everything they're charged with doing, so it's imperative they recruit or train a few core people to be their right-hand managers for areas of weakness. That's also part of any great leader's job: Creating a successor or two.


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