April 21, 2010
A firm that I once was at had an EL culture of Fast Time-to-Market. The acquiring firm had an EL culture of Low Cost Products. Both cultures are valid, but until we talked about underlying assumptions, each team thought the other was nuts.
We all need refresher courses on Management vs Leadership. I once thought I knew the difference well, but I subsequently have learned all sorts of nuances.
Has the SDForum EL-SIG ever tried to join forces/combine with the IEEE Technical Management Council? I suspect that each group could give good ideas to the other. http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/
I am an Engineering Manager interested in finding ways to enable people to work in their sweet spots.