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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 This report summarizes the findings from our field research project focused on how goals, expectations...

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“Making Pianos” or “Being an Artist”

by Mike Rollings  |  November 26, 2012

I saw a story on CBS about Wally Boot who has worked at the Steinway factory for 50 years. He was born on Steinway Street and has learned how to...

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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 It discusses the Nexus of Forces — social, mobile, cloud...

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Career Survival Skills for Gearheads

by Mike Rollings  |  July 19, 2012

The Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) research team is fond of gearheads. You know, the technical professionals who get things done within organizations, the ones who find the answers. For...

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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 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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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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Replacing Taylorism as our Management Doctrine

by Mike Rollings  |  April 18, 2011

Over the last 239 years, organizations have been applying hierarchy, and top-down command-oriented management. This mindset erupted with the dawn of the steam engine in 1771, and in the late...

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