10 business skills every IT pro must master

Here are the 10 business skills that truly matter to your career in IT. A lot

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IT business skill No. 8: Political power mapping

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You're responsible for your own career, but advancement in the company you work for depends on other people deciding that you deserve an opportunity.

You need to know who those people are -- who in the company has actual power, and who their allies and trusted confidants are. Knowing this will tell you with whom to network. Even more important, it will tell you who to avoid to keep from damaging your prospects.

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