Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel

Contributing writer

Paul Heltzel is a writer and editor, formerly of Discovery News, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine.

Articles by Paul Heltzel

10 signs you’re a weaker leader than you think
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10 signs you’re a weaker leader than you think

When results are mixed, people are leaving, and you’re overpromising to keep up, it’s time to assess any underlying reasons for middling performance and to rethink your leadership approach.
February 23, 2022
Top 7 challenges IT leaders will face in 2022
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Top 7 challenges IT leaders will face in 2022

Facilitating hybrid working environments and ensuring a skills match for future success top the list of tough, ongoing issues IT leaders must navigate this year.
January 11, 2022
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5 hot new IT jobs — and why they just might stick

Emerging technologies — and emerging challenges — are introducing new IT roles to the mix, as traditional titles get an overhaul to better reflect business value and career opportunities.
October 18, 2021
The 9 hottest jobs in IT
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The 9 hottest jobs in IT

From machine learning engineer to multi-cloud integrator, these emerging and resurging IT roles may be your best path forward in the years to come.
August 10, 2021
9 ways to tame a bad boss
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9 ways to tame a bad boss

You don’t have to suffer silently under a difficult manager. Here’s how to manage up, enlist help, and offer feedback to make the best of a challenging leadership situation.
May 5, 2021
Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021
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Top 8 challenges IT leaders will face in 2021

Facilitating the future of work and securing a hybrid working environment top the list of tough, pandemic-inflected issues IT leaders must navigate this year.
January 12, 2021
6 hot IT hiring trends — and 5 going cold
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6 hot IT hiring trends — and 5 going cold

A global pandemic, economic contraction, and calls to end racial inequality have altered the IT hiring landscape. Here’s how companies are adjusting when it comes to IT staffing.
January 5, 2021
12 rules for quitting your job
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12 rules for quitting your job

Transitioning to a new gig means leaving a good impression with your former employer. Here’s how to give notice, prep co-workers, and keep future references positive.
November 17, 2020
6 IT projects to boost your tech career
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6 IT projects to boost your tech career

Looking to get ahead? Investing time in an independent side project can pay off at your day job. Here are your best bets for learning skills expected to grow in demand in 2021 and beyond.
October 21, 2020
5 hot IT career trends — and 5 going cold
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5 hot IT career trends — and 5 going cold

The growing IT skills gap, demand for hybrid roles, and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are disrupting the traditional IT career path. The following heat map of career trends with help you cash in and avoid dead ends.
October 5, 2020
11 ways to boost morale in a COVID world
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11 ways to boost morale in a COVID world

IT leaders are shaking up IT strategies and altering their approaching to leading their teams, introducing new methods for motivating and rewarding remotely.
August 31, 2020
The 9 most difficult IT hires today
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The 9 most difficult IT hires today

The IT talent gap is driving up demand for skilled IT pros, but for certain roles and skillsets, finding — and signing — the right candidate can feel a bit like trying to capture a unicorn.
March 10, 2020
8 tips for dealing with IT project pushback
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8 tips for dealing with IT project pushback

Technical initiatives are often met with resistance from business leaders, IT pros and end users alike. Here’s how to transform friction into feedback that can help push your project forward.
November 25, 2019