Transform yourself into a great technical leader!Make a plan for leadership--and execute on itStrengthen all your key relationships: with technical staff, management, and your customerContains easy-to-use templates, checklists, assessments, and group facilitation techniquesIncludes real-life scenarios and solutions from the world's leading IT organizations The practical, hands-on guide to winning IT leadership.
Make a plan for becoming a great leader--and execute on itBuild win-win relationships with clients, managers, technical professionals, and other key stakeholdersBeyond getting to market fast--how to get it rightIncludes easy-to-use tools proven in the world's leading organizations Today's IT leaders must manage unprecedented rates of change and growth in a radically new and extraordinarily complex environment. Drawing on the insights of a world-class panel of IT and business leaders, IT Leadership Alchemy identifies the core relationship management skills that underlie every facet of successful IT leadership. Then, through practical templates, checklists, assessment tools, and real-life scenarios, this book shows IT managers exactly how to strengthen, deepen, and leverage those skills.
Covers all three key building blocks of IT management success: self assessment, work with others, and alignmentAddresses every aspect of technical leadership, from staff development to strategyOffers expert, hands-on techniques for improving your communication skillsCovers recruitment, retention, and team leadershipIncludes practical techniques for sharpening your customer/client focus IT Leadership Alchemy is the first book that precisely targets the crucial human and business skills you need to succeed in IT management--and gives you a detailed program for developing all of them. From motivating brilliant people to managing brutal schedules, this book will be by your side--all the way to the top.show more