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Part I: The Transition: Getting Off to a... > Understanding the Technical Types

Chapter 5. Understanding the Technical Types

Authors Brian L.Davis and Lila N.Lewey make an interesting observation in their article “When Techies Manage.” The very same positive attributes that enable an individual to climb the corporate technical ladder rapidly can inhibit effective performance as a technical supervisor or manager.

From their work with managers who have made the transition from technical expert to manager, they have identified four personality profiles. Each type could improve its effectiveness by modifying its behavior.


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