Three Roadblocks to Success with People

In working to build successful IT careers, there are many roadblocks that can get in the way of our success. I want to focus on three in particular in this blog post. These three roadblocks get in the way of success in our relationships with other people. They are self-defeating, they can undermine even the …

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Terms of Non-Endearment and, Dude, Breaking the Rules (Customer Service Rules)

I was in the self checkout line at my neighborhood grocery store when one of the checkers came up and said, “Did you find everything, Hoss?” Did he really call me “Hoss”? Yes, he did. We’ve all had other people call us by various names, including Sweetie, Buddy, Pal, Young Man, Young Lady, Dude, Bud, …

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Understanding the Business in Addition to the Technology

In last week’s blog post, we discussed the importance of understanding the business processes within the organizations where we work. As IT professionals, we are responsible for supporting successful communication and collaboration between the people in our workplace. We are responsible for helping our sisters and brothers in every department work together more creatively, effectively, …

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