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The New IT Reality Demands a Participative Workforce

by Mike Rollings  |  April 22, 2013

Last week my report “Field Research Summary: The Changing IT Career” was published on Gartner.com. This report summarizes the findings from our field research project focused on how goals, expectations...

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Goodbye Baked Ham

by Mike Rollings  |  November 28, 2012

Zig Ziglar died today. The title may make instant sense to his followers or to those of you that have heard me tell his story about baked ham. It's about...

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The Nexus and IT Jobs - It's Hip to be Square

by Mike Rollings  |  November 5, 2012

Last week our “2013 Professional Effectiveness Planning Guide: Coming to Terms With the Nexus of Forces” was published on Gartner.com. It discusses the Nexus of Forces — social, mobile, cloud...

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Employers ask for Facebook passwords but not social skills

by Mike Rollings  |  April 9, 2012

Lately there has been a lot of buzz about employers asking potential employees for their Facebook passwords. I heard yet another story about this over the weekend. While I don’t...

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IT job postings ask for the wrong thing

by Mike Rollings  |  April 5, 2012

My report “Job Postings – Hiring for IT’s Past” published today on Gartner.com. This Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) report is a wake-up call for IT organizations because it shows...

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Luck, Serendipity, and the Contextual Strategist

by Mike Rollings  |  December 27, 2011

Recently, @davegray @tetradian @nickmalik and I (@mikerollings) had a brief twitter exchange about the role of luck in strategy. What is luck anyway? Isn't it just a happy accident, an...

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i-i-i is about Focusing on the Individual and Not Yourself

by Mike Rollings  |  November 21, 2011

The “i" generation – not quite the selfish focused gang that was recently called out in the UK by its Chief Rabbi and noted by c|net’s Chris Matyszczyk. Like prior...

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Steve Jobs - Preparing Us for One More Thing

by Mike Rollings  |  November 2, 2011

This weekend I read Steve Jobs eulogy written by his sister Mona Simpson. Anyone with a beating heart can appreciate it and will be touched by it. The love shared...

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Fight inertia and resurrect entrepreneurs

by Mike Rollings  |  July 18, 2011

All organizations at some time in their history have experimented, gained knowledge, and operationalized it – experimentation is synonymous with entrepreneurialism. Entrepreneurs test many theories as they launch an idea....

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Context breaks Taylor’s hold on strategy

by Mike Rollings  |  April 26, 2011

Last week's post "Replacing Taylorism as our Management Doctrine” called for the end of Taylorism. Thankfully, I am not the first to call for the end of Taylorism or to...

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