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May 15, 2013
In my experience most managers were promoted because they excelled at technical skills and were at the top pay level of that field. So promotion to management was the only way to reward their good work. They had no expertise as leaders and that showed itself very quickly. So we lost an expert technician and gained an incompetent manager all at the same time.
I declined an interview for a position when I learned it was not 'technical' as I thought, but was a 'team leader', which I would have both hated and done poorly. I never once regretted it.
 
 
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May 15, 2013
It's sad, but that is the engineers perspective.

but one of the foundation books for this is:
How To Win Friends And Influence People, By Dale Carnegie

I think the most sucessfull economies have adopted a attitude towards success is somtheing that can be learned and replicated.

The computer industry is both the best and worst example for many things.
 
 
May 15, 2013
"First I bought an apple and sold it at a small profit. I used the money to buy two apples and repeated the process until I was trading with many more apples. Then a rich relative died and I inherited a fortune".
 
 
May 15, 2013
Clearly the CEO is asking this so that he has a prepared answer that doesn't lead to disgrunted employees like Asok... A CEO already knows* their way is the best way...

*thinks based on an unfounded and biased belief

@AXESMI

PHB?
 
 
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May 15, 2013
So is PHB being narcissistic for having Dilbert do such self serving research?
 
 
 
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