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

Top 9 challenges IT leaders will face in 2023
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Top 9 challenges IT leaders will face in 2023

Economy uncertainty, new forces in an already tight talent market, and rising technology costs top the list of tough, ongoing issues CIOs must navigate this year.
January 9, 2023
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
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
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
10 IT-business collaboration mistakes to avoid
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10 IT-business collaboration mistakes to avoid

Ignoring conflict, missing out on post-mortems, failing to prioritize trust — here’s what is holding you back when co-creating and collaborating with business colleagues. 
October 9, 2019
What IT work will look like in 2030
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What IT work will look like in 2030

Automation and AI are poised to shake up IT. Early indications suggest a greater emphasis on cross-functional teams, deeper partnerships between AI and IT staff, and deep cuts to middle management.
July 22, 2019
What an IT career will look like in 5 years
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What an IT career will look like in 5 years

Emerging technologies and shifting workplace demands are reshaping the IT career horizon. Here are the changes experts see unfolding for IT roles and how IT work gets done.
June 25, 2019
12 ways IT can create business value in 2019
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12 ways IT can create business value in 2019

From optimizing operations to adopting new platforms aimed at innovation, IT leaders driving businesses forward with each tough choice they make.
April 8, 2019
7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold
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7 hot IT training trends — and 7 going cold

Effective training programs have become strategic imperatives in this era of tight talent markets and constant technical change. Here’s how to keep your workforce sharp.
December 17, 2018
13 tips for grooming IT leaders
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13 tips for grooming IT leaders

The ability to identify and train IT managers is a key factor in establishing productive IT teams. Here’s what to look for and how to hone leadership talent when promoting from within.
November 6, 2018