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IT support people - more than just fixing things that break

Heather Grace. 29 March 2017, 6:59 am
IT support people - more than just fixing things that break

Have you tried turning it off and back on again? IT support people are about more than just break-fix: they can be an invaluable agent for technological development in your business.

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How to be a Highly Valued Employee

Heather Grace. 21 March 2017, 7:19 am
How to be a Highly Valued Employee

If you would like to be a more highly valued employee and reap the rewards of that (get promoted, earn more money, help your organisation be more successful) please read on.

Many years ago, back in the 1980s, I remember a sign that was hanging in my manager's office. It said:?

"People who never do anything more than they get paid for,?

will never get paid for anything more than they do."

This message has stayed with me throughout my career and has been a valuable reminder to me a…

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Entries still open for CIO Awards

ITP Staff. 16 March 2017, 4:33 pm

The CIO Summit and CIO Awards are rapidly approaching and the call for nominations closes on March 24.

To be held on June 14 in Auckland, the event is produced by IDC and Conferenz and categories include CIO of the Year, Emerging ICT Leader of the Year, Engaging Youth in ICT, Best ICT Team Culture, Outstanding Contribution to Tech and Business and a new category, Business Transformation through Digital and IT.

Last year's winners include Peter Muggleston (Foodstuffs) with CIO of the Year

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People Disrupt Processes: Adopt a "No Dickheads" Policy

Heather Grace. 15 March 2017, 6:58 am

Talent is not everything. Our sports teams have found this out the hard way. Some of our national teams, now have a "No Dickheads" policy.

What do we mean by a "Dickhead" and how do you spot one?

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Successful Managers are Great Communicators and More

Heather Grace. 13 March 2017, 7:06 am

What does it take to be a successful manager? Great communication skills will be a good start - in fact, this is vital. Setting a good example may be useful, but there are pitfalls with this approach.…

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Wellington? What a capital idea

Paul Brislen. 08 March 2017, 7:00 am

Hat's off to whoever thought up the LookSee campaign to lure tech workers to New Zealand. With over 11,000 applicants in the first 24 hours, New Zealand tech is on the world map.

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Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership course comes to Auckland

ITP Staff. 23 February 2017, 8:47 am

The new Scrum Alliance 'Certified Agile Leadership' course addresses the areas vital to successful Agile adoption - culture, leadership and fostering lasting change - and offers ITP members a 10% disc…

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Taking stock of the web and its people

Sophie Melchior. 21 February 2017, 6:52 am

Webstock is a celebration. A celebration of the web of course, it's there in the name. But more than that it celebrates the people who make the web and the possibilities of the platform.

A guest p…

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Are you a Mozart or a Beethoven and why It matters

Heather Grace. 20 February 2017, 7:00 am

Are you a Mozart or a Beethoven?

There is a significant difference in how people go about creating something new. Understanding this will help you understand yourself, and others, a whole lot bett…

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Do you have Knowledge, or Wisdom?

Heather Grace. 15 February 2017, 6:42 am

The other day I saw a slogan on the side of a truck, which said: "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." My immediate reaction was amusement,…

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Frustration by Design

Heather Grace. 13 February 2017, 6:54 am

If only 4% of projects fail because of technical matters, what actually causes project failure?

Heather Grace takes a closer look.

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