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I’d Love Your Feedback on The 10 Habits Of Highly Effective IT Professionals

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I launched the eBook ‘The 10 Habits of Highly Effective IT Professionals’ and since then it’s been downloaded over 3,000 times. If you haven’t downloaded your copy yet, then enter your name and primary email into the form on the right of this page and I will send it to you right away.

So I hope you’ve been able to read the book through, and…

Can I Get Your Feedback on This Book?

Please tell me what you think about this book. Maybe you could answer one of these questions:

  • What did you like about the book?
  • What did you dislike about the book?
  • What changes would you make to this book?

I’m all for transparency! Please leave your thoughts by commenting against this post.

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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6 Comments

  1. Salwa

    This is my first time on your blog, and just wanted to say I have enjoyed reading your articles.

    As to your question, I haveant read your ebook yet and so I won’t be able to answer the questions, however i have just enter my name and email to download it.

     
    • simonstapleton

      Hi Salwa – thanks for your comment! Thanks for downloading the book and please share your thoughts on it once you have read it. You’ll also receive additional resources each week for each of the ten habits. I hope you will find them useful.

      Thanks again!

       
  2. Rob

    I downloaded your ’10 habits’ book and was particularly impressed by the follow up material that you sent. You’ve obviously put a lot of thought and time into this project – well done!
    A couple of points I’d like to make. Firstly, your Habit number 3 – ‘Learn by Reviewing’is undoubtedly true. How many managers pay lip service to the review because they’re too busy getting on with the next project?
    A highly effective IT Manager (or any other manager) should look at their project plan, in whatever format, and somewhere near the top of the page should be a task that says something like ‘Review past projects of a similar nature’ and ‘Speak to someone who’s done this kind of project before’. It almost never happens, in my experience.

    If I could add an 11th Habit – ‘Don’t refer to “The Business” as if it’s an entity unconnected with the IT Dept.’
    The majority of people working in IT refer to ‘the business’ as if they are talking about a different company. I suspect this originates from a time when IT guys (there were no women) had pale skins through lack of natural light as they spent all of their time working with mainframes. They would have felt very remote from ‘the business’. But not any more. IT infrastructure and applications are at the centre of the business and IT professionals need to wake up to this by getting themselves more integrated with the other departments which make up the corporate enterprise. Do some internal networking!

     
    • simonstapleton

      @Rob – thanks a million for your great comment. I am thrilled my efforts are adding value to folks. I really like the ‘Learn By Reviewing’ habit – it’s important as a manager/leader to check back on how things were done and use any mishaps as genuine, positive learning experiences – not to be swept under the carpet.

      Your idea on habit 11 is brilliant. I couldn’t agree more. This is something I believe in to the core – IT *is* Business. IT deserves a seat around the table, as an equal, to other departments. IT is no longer the domain of basement-creepers.

      Thanks Again Rob!

       
  3. Asif Shah

    Simon I love this book and the additional resources you send in the email chain is excellent. You and the research team have obviously put a lot of work into the book I think it realy shows through.

    It looks like you have gotten some nice possible additions to your next edition. One change I would make is to show how all 10 habits work together a bit more. I hope that helps

    Asif

     

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