10 steps to becoming a horrible IT boss

Good-bye, IT peers; hello, power to abuse at your whim

10 steps to becoming a horrible IT boss
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It’s legendary: A CIO promotes his best developer or IT pro into a management role, losing an excellent tech worker and gaining a bad manager.

The art of management isn’t so much about assembling a dream team, helping others be successful, or solving technical problems. It’s about aligning everything you do in service of the business — the business of yourself.

If you’re new to IT management, here’s an infallible guide to breaking bad — all the way to the top.

Step 1: Enjoy your newfound authority

Life is too short to do anything else.

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