Corporate Politics for IT Managers: How to Get Streetwise

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Routledge, 2000 - Computers - 314 pages
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'Corporate Politics for IT Managers: How to get Streetwise' addresses some of the most persistent problems faced by IT managers which undermine their power and influence in their organisations and which prevents them obtaining seat on the board of directors.


It deals directly with the IT stereotype and offers advice on how to survive and then thrive despite the odds being stacked against the IT manager. Divided into four parts, 'How the IT Manager Gets Streetwise' begins by placing the IT stereotype in context, and proceeds to challenge the IT persons' habitual behaviours of the past, and present ways of rethinking IT services, before concluding with how managers can become "streetwise" in today's organisations.

There are many books on the market telling IT managers how to construct IT and IS strategies, and even more on how to 'run' an IT department or function. However, few deal with the politics in organisations.

'Corporate Politics for IT Managers: How to get Streetwise' equips IT managers with the necessary skills to cope successfully in the political arenas of the boardrooms in today's businesses.

Part of the Computer Weekly Professional Series
Written in a very accessible style
The text is punctuated with amusing and relevant cartoons original to the authors
 

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Contents

About the authors
Computer Weekly Professional Series
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
The cartoons notes on the characters
Introduction the IT tribe
Part One Whats the problem?
Part Two Im just trying to do my job
Part Three Why wont other people let me do my job?
Part Four Becoming streetwise
Part Five Riding off into the sunset
Leadership questionnaire
Index
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KEITH PATCHING is an executive coach running an international independent consultancy firm.

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