Engineering Manager – The Sasquatch of Leadership?
“[They] aren’t just hard to find — they don’t exist”
Think this was written about the elusive Sasquatch? Loch Ness monster, maybe? What about the abominable snowman?
Nope, nope, and nope. This was referring to good engineering managers.
In his opinion piece, Juan Pablo Dellarroquelle argues that engineers that are good at their jobs have little incentive to move into a managerial role because they are already influential leaders in an individual contributor role.
Alternatively, he argues, engineers who are weak technically are promoted to managers because of their organizational skills.
While this may be the case in some circumstances, in general – I disagree. [Read more…]