I am not sure how this is even possible, but it has just occurred to me that I have been completely ignoring the fact that there are Manager Tools Forums that I could be a part of in my journey to becoming a better manager.
My name is Yan Kravchenko and I have been a faithful listener to Manager Tools Podcast for just over 8 months. It's almost embarrassing, but I am just now discovering this bulletin board.
I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN and I have been a manager for approximately 8 months. Prior to embarking on the career as a Director of IT for a large agriculture company, I have been a security consultant for approximately 6.5 years. Compiled with total of 12 years of consulting in the IT industry, I felt that I was well prepared for this new position... how wrong I was...
I was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and immigrated with my family in 1992. In my consulting days, I specialized in Information Security, Disaster Recovery Planning, and IT Department Efficiency. I know we are all here to become better managers, but if I can be of any assistance in the technical areas of my knowledge base, don't hesitate to ask.
I can honestly say that listening to Manager Tools Podcast has made me realize that I have never worked for a great boss in my life, and also completely changed my perspective on the kind of a manager that I wanted to become.
If you need to get a hold of me, you may reach me at: [email protected]
-- Yan Kravchenko