Are you looking to improve your IT skills? Are you a business leader looking to make your IT organization more effective?
If so, take a look at Simon Stapleton’s eBook titled “The 10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals.”
What are the 10 Habits? Glad you asked. They are:
- Openly Share Knowledge
- Coach Others
- Learn by Reviewing
- Focus on Strengths and Strive to Avoid Weaknesses
- Remember that “everybody is a resource”
- Effectively deliver value
- Delegate Effectively
- Escalate at the right time
- Actively Participate in a Value-Chain
- Create the right work-life balance
I have one comment about the last habit, “Create the right work-life balance”, is a great habit to attempt to have, but I find it much more difficult for IT professionals to form these days. Most IT organizations are understaffed and overworked and its tough to get any type of work-life balance in today. I like the idea of forming this habit but I’m not so sure the current environment allows IT professionals to form this one completely.
The ebook, which is available as a free download (after signing up with Simon’s system) is a good read. Nothing in the ebook is new stuff (is there really anything new out there these days?) but the ebook is a nice refresher of what some good habits are for IT professionals. Go check it out.