The IT industry is a growth industry employing millions of workers in all industries and regions of the USA, UK, Europe and around the world. This perennial shortage of IT experienced workers, added to IT career
paths which hit a salary plateau for those who stay purely technical, means it’s very common for a talented IT pro to move into leadership and management positions. Unfortunately, the skills that made you a successful individual contributor on an IT team don’t translate into the skills needed to be a strong leader or manager. This session delves into a variety of common mistakes among new IT leaders, such as:

1. How does accepting the status quo limit productivity and inhibit innovation?
2. What does an uncommunicative leader express to their team and superiors?
3. Why is goal setting such an important part of leadership?
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Presented by Kevin Kline at SQLBits XIV