Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management

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The IT management profession is not for the faint of heart. Anyone who has worked in this field is familiar with the unique (and borderline impossible) challenges of keeping pace with technological innovation while maintaining legacy systems, reskilling existing staff members and operating on shrinking budgets. Truth from the Trenches passes on the hard-won leadership lessons that six-time CIO Mark Settle gained over years of working in IT management. Settle describes the key constituencies that an IT leader needs to influence, seduce, leverage, and manage to be successful. His practical recommendations will allow readers to improve their organizational impact and accelerate their career advancement.

(Pssst! If you like what you read here, you might want to check out Mark’s latest book: Truth from the Valley.)


  • PDF edition of the book.
  • Available worldwide.
  • Instructions on how to claim this gift will be emailed to you on Dec 18.

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