Friday, August 7, 2009

[TechRepublic] 10 signs of incompetent managers

August 07, 2009

10 signs of incompetent managers

IT CareerCareer blogger Toni Bowers shares the 10 characteristics that most bad managers have in common. How many of these traits have you seen in action in your own experience? Are there any you would add?

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Manage your salary expectations

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Geekend Picks of the Week

Red SandsGreat low-budget horror films you probably missed
Jerry Taylor agrees with Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that, "Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Read about Jerry's favorite low-budget screamfest movies and then share your picks from that genre.

Radio Shack - The ShackBrand names that could be shortened
Name changes are abound in tech and beyond. This week it's Radio Shack, which is rebranding itself as "The Shack" to better represent the variety of electronics it sells. What company would you rebrand? Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Ask the Leadership Coach: Handling a promotion and finding your purpose
Got questions about your leadership or management style? Send them to Leadership Coach John M. McKee. In this post, he offers advice to someone handling a promotion from within her team and a manager disappointed with his current job and looking for a better fit.

Sony ReaderGallery: Sony launches touch-screen, pocket e-readers
Sony adds two new e-readers to its library - a pocket version and one that features a touch screen. Sony also plans to cut $2 off the price of its bestsellers - selling for $9.99 - and will offer access to Google's public domain library.

Preparing to take a personal leave of absence
Have you ever had to leave your position for an extended period of time? If so, how did you manage to do it and how did you prepare? Here are my thoughts about my own personal leave of absence.

KhanWhich characters do you want to see in the Star Trek sequel?
After seeing the latest Star Trek movie, Edmond Woychowsky says he was left wanting more. Read his character wish list for the Star Trek sequel and then share your picks in the discussion.

Video: The iPhone takes flight
What does it feel like to fly on an RC plane? We may never know, but now an iPhone does. This video is the nearly three-minute flight of the iPhone.

WoW Guild TechnologiaTechnologia: Once more into the breach to answer the Call of the Crusade
Your intrepid band of World of Warcraft combatants, known as the Technologia Guild, have once again accepted the call to action with the release of the Call of the Crusade content patch 3.2.

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Apple patches Mac OS X image vulnerability with Security Update 2009-003
Released on Wednesday, Security Update 2009-003 addresses several vulnerabilities, but perhaps the most critical address a flaw that could allow an attacker to compromise a machine after the user views a malformed image.

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