Recently I came across an ebook entitled, The 10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals, by Simon Stapleton. It peaked my interest because I happen to be in the IT field, and also happen to have a keen interest in improving my effectiveness.
Before going further, I wanted to mention that Joe and Wanda are sitting this post out. Hopefully that’s not too much of a let down to our readership. If you are a frequent visitor to this blog you are probably aware that Joe doesn’t read books, which tends to limit his contribution to book reviews. Further, Wanda just hasn’t gotten around to reading this one yet, although I’m sure she will eventually.
I will forge on without them…
Simon has put together an insightful list. There is no denying that embracing the habits described in the book will make an IT professional more effective. In fact, I think doing so would make anyone in any field/industry more effective. My favorites are the first two. 1) Openly Share Knowledge and 2) Coach Others. Wouldn’t it be nice if more people embraced these habits?
To read and learn more about the habits and get on the path to increased effectiveness, go to Simon Stapleton’s website, subscribe to his newsletter, and download a free copy of the ebook.
I’m looking forward to the author’s future companion title, The 10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Leaders.