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There is more to IT leadership than meets the eye. That’s why IT managers often find themselves unprepared for their new positions.

To uncover the hidden aspects of IT leadership, Info-Tech Research Group interviewed approximately 20 IT managers about their transitions into leadership positions. Info-Tech asked why they took on their positions, what skills made them suitable for the position, and what they wish they had known about the job before they started.

Coverage in this note includes:

  • The unexpected aspects of IT leadership.
  • Diagnostic questions for leaders to ask themselves before starting a position.
  • The skills needed to be an effective IT leader.

After reading this note, those considering IT leadership positions will know how to prepare themselves for the challenges associated with managing in IT.

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Published: November 18, 2009
Last Revised: November 18, 2009


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