I was referred to this article by a friend who thought it had more truths than a lot of things in life these days. It was an article by Jeff Ello at CIO. I’m not going to cross post the entire article but I will post the opening excerpt;
I can sum up every article, book and column written by notable management experts about managing IT in two sentences: “Geeks are smart and creative, but they are also egocentric, antisocial, managerially and business-challenged, victim-prone, bullheaded and credit-whoring. To overcome these intractable behavioral deficits you must do X, Y and Z.”
On initial glance it doesn’t look that promising but let me tell you that is one of the best articles I’ve read on the subject. It’s a long article but well worth the time and effort.