A former CIO, today Eric P. Bloom is a keynote speaker and the President and Founder of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in leadership, business/soft skills and productivity training.
He is also a past President of National Speakers Association (NSA) New England, former nationally syndicated columnist, contributing writer to CIO.com, TEDx spreaker, certified executive coach and an Adjunct Research Advisor for IDC.
Eric is also the author of various books, including "Productivity Driven Success", "The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity" and "Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand".
Eric’s expertise, as can be seen on his website www.ManagerMechanics.com, are in the areas leadership development, productivity, and the effect of major technology trends, such as big data, cloud computing, mobility, and social media on professional growth and career development.
Contact him at eric@ManagerMechanics.com, follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or visit www.EricPBloom.com.
- Productivity Driven Success: Based on 30 plus years of experience, research, and practice, Productivity Driven Success unmasks the secrets of organizational efficiency to show you: - A simple formula for measuring lost opportunity and see what it's costing your organization - 5 ways to discover why a colleague or employee is blocking your plan so you can turn your enemy into an ally - A 7 step process you can use to get your projects funded - 8 activities and concepts guaranteed to enhance your productivity, and give you the time, money and resources to get things done - How to make meetings more productive - and have less of them! - How to apply what you learn in this book to best fit your organization's short term business goals and long term objectives - Real-life case histories to inspire you to lead the change your organization needs
- Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers: An entertaining, fast-paced, and enjoyable read, Manager Mechanics serves as both mentor and guide for newly minted managers. Blooms uses his more than twenty-five years experience to give first-timers the practical knowledge and political insights needed to perform successfully in their new management role. Just been made a manager? Great! Now what?
- The CIO's Guide to Staff Needs, Growth and Productivity: This book contains 34 of my almost 200 columns, specifically selected, based on the importance for senior IT executives to know these questions are being asked. These questions are then discussed from two perspectives, the importance to you, the CIO, and why it’s important to your employees. As a former senior IT executive, I gained the knowledge and experience to write for GateHouse Media and IT World, based on a my personal experience moving through the IT ranks, mentoring and growing my staff, and thinking about the great advice I was given by my managers and mentors. What I realized while writing these columns and answering reader questions, was how much I forgot about what it’s like for techies early in their careers, trying to move ahead professionally.