12 effective habits of indispensable IT pros

Ditch the slackers, take on dirty work, do it with data -- here's how to get the inside track on a highly rewarding career in IT

By , InfoWorld |  IT Management, cloud computing, data centers

Effective IT habit No. 12: Know when to fire yourself

Sometimes the best way to become indispensible is to step away from a stifling career path, even if that means branching out on your own.

"I boosted my career by starting my own company," says Innovator’s Lowe. "I doubled my take-home pay immediately, set my own hours, and got to work on really interesting things with highly motivated people."

When you're out on your own, being indispensable means solving problems and letting others reap the rewards, Lowe says. "That's pretty much the essence of my consulting career. I innovate, they prosper, we both win. The next time the client has a challenge, they call me first."

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