Linked by Terry Shannon on Mon 7th Mar 2005 07:48 UTC
Editorial With HP's high-flying CEO Carly Fiorina departing, the company's woes are well known. But how did a firm with such a storied history and vast assets get headed down the wrong path, and what do they need to do to set their course straight?
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Oh - It's not Sexist Either
by David on Mon 7th Mar 2005 20:17 UTC

Before anyone wonders, the above applies equally to male and female managers in IT. I've seen some pretty good female managers in IT simply because they didn't try to impose themselves - they were able to think objectively if they didn't understand the technology or other political issues involved, and they sought advice and information from people. Basically, they were sensible. No other word for it.

A lot of male managers tend to run their departments and companies right over the same land-mine they ran over last week, as if it somehow never happened.

It's the attitude that counts not the gender, and the vast majority of managers who get their positions today are totally useless at it. Unfortunately it's only getting worse, especially in IT where technical issues and practicality are still very important.