You'll always be 'one of the boys' to us.
Looking forward to future editorials.
OK, who unchained Moe from the SQL Server console? I'm all for integrating him back into society, but one step at a time
Back on topic - Good idea for an article, I'm looking forward to getting an insight that I can personally relate to in your upcoming posts.
Lots of people have expressed many different views above, in my own personal opinion I think that good managers are people who can adapt to the different personalities and needs of their staff, as not everyone who is part of a team will be the same.
In your article you say "being friendly isn't enough" which is probrably quite true, you need to walk the fine line of being approachable and friendly so that people "want" to work for you, but also be able to step back a few paces when needed and be willing to play the role of bad cop to sometimes "make" people have to work for you also....