The Middle Manager

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Category Archives: Delegation

Ender’s Game

I went to see the movie Ender’s Game this week. I’ve been looking forward to this film ever since I first read the novella of the story many years ago. It’s by far one of my favorite books, and I’ve read it more times than I can recall. As movies go, it was OK. It […]

Positive Lessons

Last week I mentioned some of the characteristics of a poor manager. This week I wanted to focus on the positive and examine some of the lessons I’ve learned from good managers. Over the years I’ve had a lot of managers. When working for large corporations, there are always periods of flux where things change […]


While I would be the last to say that education was not important, neither would I say that many IT support positions require a great degree of higher education. Early in my career there was quite a bit of emphasis on getting various certifications, such as Novell, Microsoft, or Cisco. I remember training institutions almost […]

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