Christina Wood

Christina Wood is a freelance writer living in North Carolina. She blogs at GeekGirlfriends.com.

Promotion tips: How to ‘hire from within’

How to make performance reviews meaningful

How to make performance reviews meaningful

These formal evaluations, in which managers assess an employee’s performance, are a great opportunity to build culture, bust bias, and bring teams together — especially in tough times.

Mentorship: Tips for success

Mentorship: Tips for success

A mentoring relationship can be a very rewarding experience for everyone involved. IT leaders offer advice on how to get started and how to ensure your mentoring efforts pay off.

How to cultivate IT talent remotely

How to cultivate IT talent remotely

Identifying and growing IT talent in remote and hybrid workplaces is a big change for IT leaders, who must rely more on metrics, emotional intelligence, and new remote skills to elevate the best from their teams.

7 new rules of project management

7 new rules of project management

COVID-19 has greatly affected the future of work and how teams collaborate to get projects done, resulting in significant changes in the skills and strategies necessary to succeed as a project manager.

Ensuring culture fit when hiring remotely

Ensuring culture fit when hiring remotely

The pandemic’s push to remote work has opened up new talent pools beyond commuting distance. But hiring remotely presents challenges, causing IT leaders to rethink culture and how to assess team fit.

7 challenges women face in getting ahead in IT

7 challenges women face in getting ahead in IT

Climbing the career ladder in IT is no easy feat. But for women technologists, the path to the top is that much more difficult, thanks to bias, different standards, and workplace cultures that marginalize them.

7 interview mistakes that cost you key IT hires

7 interview mistakes that cost you key IT hires

A subpar interview process is a chief reason why IT pros turn down job offers. Here’s how your hiring team may be sabotaging its chances of landing top talent in a tight market.

7 tips to position yourself for promotion

7 tips to position yourself for promotion

IT pros with eyes on senior-level roles must fill out their skill sets, learn to present their successes, find the right champions, and make their aspirations known.

How to negotiate a job offer

How to negotiate a job offer

Compensation is one thing, but CIOs and soon-to-be CIOs should leverage their job offer position by putting their values on the table and setting themselves up for success before they sign.

4 hot project management trends — and 4 going cold

4 hot project management trends — and 4 going cold

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a number of project management trends already under way — and greatly altering long-held practices that no longer seem as relevant as remote work rises.

9 lies IT managers tell themselves

9 lies IT managers tell themselves

You’ve got it all covered: security, budget, stakeholders’ needs. Or do you? These common self-deceptions can come back to haunt your IT initiatives — and your career.

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