Leadership & Soft Skills
Historically, those responsible for managing IT have worked their way up the IT organisation from a primarily technical background. Of course, managing people, projects and resources requires a much wider range of skills than are necessary for the technical aspects of the role.
All IT governance frameworks, therefore, include a component that deals with developing leadership and other soft skills throughout the management levels of the IT organisation.
With the growing importance of leadership and soft skills within the professional IT industry, more and more members of the profession are taking the development of their own skills and competences into their own hands. Traditionally, books on self development are focused on sales and general management roles. ITGP publishes a growing range of books for IT professionals which deal specifically with these crucial skill areas within the IT environment. These books are all available through this site.