soft skills

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Finding Zen in the Tedium

As often happens, I was recently talking about my son and his attitude regarding chores. Doing the thing parents do, commiserating and getting advice from another parent who’s been through…

Self-Care Tips for IT Pros: Invest in Sleep (And a Good Chair)

As an IT pro, you are your most valuable asset. Obviously, if you aren’t taking care of yourself, how can you be expected to perform with typical sustained, easy awesomeness?…

Gamify Work: How to Apply Gaming Skills to Your Day Job (Part 2)

In my last Gamify Work post, I brought up the idea that you can translate skills from gaming to tech. All roles can benefit from the skills you use in…

Gamify Work: How to Apply Gaming Skills to Your Day Job (Part 1)

Do you like to play video games like I do? Recently, I discussed using skills taken from gaming to level up your career. Once I started thinking about the skills…

Year of Yes in Tech

Recently, I finished reading Shonda Rhimes’ “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person.” I found it inspiring in several ways…

Project Management as a Critical Skillset

Public sector IT departments have undergone sweeping modernization efforts, from virtualization and mobility to cloud computing and digital transformation. At the same time, this challenging period of remote work increases…

Call Them “Soft” Skills. One. More. Time.

If you start talking about “soft” skills, some IT pros will roll their eyes. Calling them “soft” skills in the first place can seem insulting, but what we’re really talking…

How to “People” Better

The answer to upleveling your career as an IT pro? Learn how to “people” better. Creating a beneficial environment for tech pros means being relatable and able to explain the…

Avoiding IT Burnout: I Can != I Should

Though burnout is often stigmatized, it’s a real issue. Many things can lead to burnout in IT: dealing with shrinking IT budgets, 100% uptime, and an ever-changing landscape can tax…

Tried and True Tech Tips

Anyone who’s worked in IT knows a great deal of the day-to-day work doesn’t come down to one secret trick—the job consists mainly of stringing together hard-won wisdom and convenient…