7

The

Habits

of

Highly Effective
IT Professionals
by Tom Catalini
1

They KNOW
the business

...they like to know how the place
works...what makes the place tick...are
able to see how tech...
2

They
communicate
effectively

...they want explain to you with the spirit
of a teacher...they work to find
metaphors, a...
3

They have
technical
CHOPS

...they know how technical things
work...they like to work toward mastery
over systems...the...
4

They like to
s o l v e
problems

...they like to think creatively about
solutions, explore and evaluate
options...and t...
5

They like to
HELP people

...they like helping people...even if
technology isn’t part of the problem or 
the solution.....
6

They’re
team players

...in the IT department, sure, but also well
beyond...they like to see how they can
work together...
7

They’re
restless
creatives

...they like to always consider new and
better ways to do things...they like to mix
things ...
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Exceptional Information Technology Professionals share these seven common traits.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals

  1. 1. 7 The Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals by Tom Catalini
  2. 2. 1 They KNOW the business ...they like to know how the place works...what makes the place tick...are able to see how tech fits into that picture...
  3. 3. 2 They communicate effectively ...they want explain to you with the spirit of a teacher...they work to find metaphors, analogies, and plain language to help you see what’s going on and what needs to be done...
  4. 4. 3 They have technical CHOPS ...they know how technical things work...they like to work toward mastery over systems...they love to learn, to try new things, and to hone their craft...
  5. 5. 4 They like to s o l v e problems ...they like to think creatively about solutions, explore and evaluate options...and they care about solving problems for the long-term...completely and elegantly...
  6. 6. 5 They like to HELP people ...they like helping people...even if technology isn’t part of the problem or  the solution...they get a kick out of being useful, being helpful, and making a difference to someone else...
  7. 7. 6 They’re team players ...in the IT department, sure, but also well beyond...they like to see how they can work together to solve a big problem, or make a big change, or reach a new level of understanding...or all three!
  8. 8. 7 They’re restless creatives ...they like to always consider new and better ways to do things...they like to mix things up and are constantly reinventing...
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