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I wrote Management because we typically get it so wrong in our line of work. Nothing better than working for a great manager except working for one that is also a great leader, and perhaps nothing worse than working for a terrible manager. The tragedy of our profession is that too often we take the superstars from the ranks and move them into roles they are not prepared for and perhaps not even suited for, and then do little to nothing to help them succeed.

I have zero disdain for the craft of managing, I think it's a critical component of the business. It's easy to make fun of management, to call it politics, etc, and most of that is well earned humor. But it doesn't have to just be about that. It can also be about building an environment where the alpha geeks can use their skills most effectively, one where you can mentor the junior people into senior people, and where winning is a by product of that environment.


I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


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