Both technical and non-technical professionals need to fine tune if not
change their management styles and techniques, challenge themselves and
their employees, and accept the fact that continual learning for them and
their team is an on-going and required part of the job.
Although your are technically competent, your job satisfaction and climb
up the career ladder forces you to solve more people problems than
technical ones. You have to communicate more and more with non-technicals,
stand out as a leader, function as a corporate organizational entrepreneur
(a person who takes action instead of waiting to be told what to do), and
attack those tasks and problems of which you're fearful, head-on.
How equipped are you to cope with these new rules? If you think the
company pays your salary; if you view yourself as a "boss;" if you view
your department somewhere on the pyramid with the CEO at the top; and if
you use the same management techniques you always have, then you're in for
a rude awakening as your organization travels along the technical
superhighway. Now is the time to reengineer and reinvent yourself and your