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Unite the Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers, Second Edition by Christopher Duncan

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Strategy

Teach Tactical Skills to Every Person in the Empire

There’s a tendency in most companies to leave strategic thinking to those in the upper echelon of management and let the working-class stiffs just concentrate on doing the tasks for which they were hired. If you’re in a leadership position at any level, we do hope you have some capacity for strategy or you’re going to crash us all into a wall. However, if you confine tactical skills to the realms of the executive suite, you’re really limiting your options.

As with any endeavor involving those pesky and imperfect human beings, ego is partly to blame for this perspective. Only important ...

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