Do all engineers either become managers or get pushed aside? Hello everyone! Over the years, I've been asked by many clients, the following question: "As engineers, what is it that drives us to become either less successful over time in our engineering organizations or pushes us into management as we age? It seems we are doomed to not be able to be successful just doing our engineering. What's going on?" I've been asked this flavor of … [Read more...] about #58 Is It Just Old Age?
Archives for May 2008
The case for “close-in” management. Hello everyone! What would you do if you were managing a direct report who complained much of the time? A direct report who "spewed venom" in conversations with other employees, complaining about the company, or about management, or about work conditions, or about work in general? What would you do if this employee went into the offices or cubicles of colleagues and consumed 30 minutes or more at a time, … [Read more...] about #57 Micromanagement To The Rescue!