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  • 7 ways creating an IT team is like building a winning NFL team

    Building a successful team goes beyond hiring charismatic leaders. You need to balance strengths and weaknesses at the board room table. Kathy Harris, managing director of Harris Allied, a firms that provides executive search services, likens it to the "charismatic leaders" in the NFL. She noticed the similarities between a winning NFL team and IT team by watching her brother-in-law Franco Harris, former NFL player and Pro Football Hall of Famer, get recruited.

    Written by Sarah K. White12 Aug. 15 23:26
  • 9 tips for dealing with toxic coworkers

    No two people are exactly alike, but people do they do share traits - and those traits aren't always positive. Some prefer drama or negative attention. They are everywhere, including the workplace. They might be on your team or sit in a nearby cubicle. It could be your boss, a vendor, direct report or a coworker. They're combative, critical or nonproductive.

    Written by Rich Hein11 Aug. 15 00:05
  • What is holacracy and why does it work for Zappos?

    Zappos made headlines in 2013 when it announced plans to transition to holacracy -- a management-free corporate structure. One of the biggest motivating factors behind Zappos' decision to restructure isn't that different from what plenty of other well-established companies are seeking: cultivating a startup culture.

    Written by Sarah K. White05 Aug. 15 23:31
  • Today's CIO Better Know What's in a Name

    Do you know the name of the marketing associate handling targeted email campaigns with Marketo? How about the name of the human resources assistant with the Workday account?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige23 Dec. 14 06:54
  • Career Watch: The rise of people architecture

    In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.

    Written by Jamie Eckle24 March 14 10:37
  • Does anyone in IT truly relax on vacation?

    That IT professionals work on vacation is as obvious as sand on a beach. Some see it as part of the job bargain, and maybe there's something to relish about being indispensable.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau24 July 13 10:14
  • How to Manage a Stressed Staff

    Help! My staff is stressed about job security, so work conflicts are intensified. How can I handle this?

    Written by Staff Writers27 May 09 11:51