Just don’t do it

Let’s face it. Technical people rarely make great managers. For most of us, Mr. Scott’s quote above rings very true. We love solving problems, and we love making or building things. But being in charge, being responsible for other people, having to talk to people in tense situations just isn’t our cup of tea. Actually, it isn’t for most people, and for those of us “on the spectrum”, it’s doubly challenging. Yet every day, lots of really talented people make the decision to go from just making the things they love making to being the one in charge. We do it for all sorts of reasons. We think it’s the only career path forward. We want to be able to tell people what to do because we know the One True Way ™. Or we simply think it is the best way to have a seat and/or a voice at the table. But are those the right reasons?

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