Category / mtp blog

    Loading posts...
  • Learning How To Manage

    Not everyone is cut out to be a manager.  Some people might be great at their jobs and be very successful, but if you were to put them in a management position,…

  • Patience is a Virtue

    When becoming a manager, you will have to deal with all types of people.  Smart, funny, mean, gossipy, and many more.  Usually it is easy to put up with people’s attitudes, but…

  • Who Says….

    Who says that just because you are a geek you would be good as a manager? Just because you know how to program, you could manage programmers? Here are some cartoons of…

  • How to advance your career

    If you’ve been in the same role for two, three, or six years, chances are you need the secrets to the do it yourself career path. Young professionals should make their own…

  • The Awkward Transition | Will You Survive?

    If in case you are wondering…no, this is not in reference to puberty. Get your mind out of the gutter, okay. Today, the transition from geek (or peer) to manager is the…

  • Moving up the Ladder (unintentionally)

    This week we have been discussing what it is like to move up to management positions from a geek working position. It is a very different realm of work when this occurs,…

  • Management

    This chapter of our book does not relate to me directly as I am not a geek being promoted, however many of the challenges geeks face after promotions are similar to those…

  • Geek to manager

    There are a lot of things that someone has to take into consideration when trying a new role or getting but into a role such as a managerial position. Even for people…

  • Not so Unhelpful Suggestions (Advancing Career)

    For this chapter we went over different tactics and techniques on advancing your career. In this chapter the author goes over three unhelpful suggestions in advancing your career: follow your passion, develop…

  • Leading Geeks

    We can’t live without geeks, nerds, computer jockeys, or knowledge workers the people who design, build, test, install, and support computer technology from mighty mainframes in their climate-controlled glass citadels to the…