management quote

This morning I’ve been reading through Nicholas Carr’s blog, which is pretty insightful. He usually writes about the big picture of IT, which is something that I don’t usually think about. Reading him makes me realize that I need to be more concerned about the big picture. I’m getting to the point in my career where I’m going to face diminishing returns as a technical person, and culture will dictate that I go into management…

Anyway, this entry had a good quote:

“Good management is, roughly, 30% common sense, 30% analytical acumen, 30% personal charm, 8% ruthlessness and 2% specialized knowledge.”

Gotta work on my percentages.

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