I have had many managers, and even tried being a manager a time or 2.
In my opinion, the best managers are managers first, then maybe
The reason I say this is that my view of a manager's duty is to deal with the politics and the budget and the personnel issues, and leave the technical stuff to the techies. When techies have to deal with these things they generally become broken.
Even splitting roles down to Project Managers and People Managers and Budget Managers is a good idea, because I haven't often found that the same person is good at all 3.
Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
<code> <a> <b> <big>
<blockquote> <br /> <dd>
<dl> <dt> <em> <font>
<h1> <h2> <h3> <h4>
<h5> <h6> <hr /> <i>
<li> <nbsp> <ol> <p>
<small> <strike> <strong>
<sub> <sup> <table>
<td> <th> <tr> <tt>
Snippets of code should be wrapped in
<code> tags not
<pre> tags. In fact, <pre>
tags should generally be avoided. If they must
be used, extreme care should be
taken to ensure that their contents do not
have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent
horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor
Want more info? How to link or
or How to display code and escape characters
are good places to start.