Grow into a more successful IT leader
The technology management mentor program is six months of unlimited access to me by e-mail, phone, fax, regular mail, etc. I help people strategically (how to value technology, how to improve services, how to deliver technology, etc.), and tactically (what to say at the meeting tomorrow, critiquing proposals, overcoming objections, etc.).
The fee is $3,500, which distinguishes those who are serious about their career, and is easily recouped through career advancements. Admission is limited. If there are no openings there is a “first come, first served” waiting list.
You and I reach a mutual decision as to whether the program is right for you. If it is, we begin with my studying your current situation, expectations, and fundamental value propositions. We then establish our mentoring goals. Some people call me daily, some weekly, and some monthly. The frequency and style are up to you. I return all phone calls and email within agreed-upon times.
The fee is required to begin the process or to claim a place on the waiting list. The fee is non-refundable, no exceptions.
Some individuals who require a highly structured relationship with additional accountability for meeting their goals may qualify for Guided Mentoring. In this version of the program we choose those areas which are of highest priority and create:
Results you can expect:
✓ A detailed game plan with specific completion dates, and
✓ A formal schedule of contact times to discuss accomplishments and any obstacles preventing short-term tasks from being completed. We will enforce completion dates and task accomplishment.
The areas we may deal with include evaluating technologies, working with vendors, improving IT services, managing projects, communicating success, developing IT strategy, setting goals for your team, holding staff meetings, managing client expectations, empowering your employees, interviewing candidates, managing service desk requests, etc. We generally choose three or four, we provide a template with specific tasks and completion dates, and we establish formal schedules for those completion dates. The Guided Program provides for externally-enforced discipline, in that you are accountable for specific completion activities on certain dates on which we follow-up with you.
The Guided Program is recommended for those at any level of their career who feel the need for increased structure, whose intellectual curiosity and talent cause them to wander from task to task prior to completion, and who require more urgency in creating results. This version of the Mentor Program is available for $6,500.
For people who want to “jump start” the process, we offer “total immersion.” This consists of one on ones with me on two separate occasions, at my home or office, to learn how to staff, supervisors, planning, team management, documentation, interruptions, etc. We also spend considerable time on your strategy and goals, and create plans to move forward. We recommend where possible that the days be split, with one about 90 days after the other.
Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend as much of the discussions as they like. You’ll dine together and also have some conversation and “down time.”
You also enter the regular Mentor Program for six months. The fee for total immersion, including the six-month Mentor Program, is $9,500. (All meals are included while you are with me.)