Whereas managers are responsible for making sure things happen when and how they’re supposed to, leaders are the people who can inspire their teams and provide the big picture. In this video, Phil looks at the role of leaders in an organization.
- Let's talk about the role of the non-technical leader…when it comes to working with a technical team.…Now, I don't know about you,…but I see managers and leaders…as very different things,…although managers can be leaders and vice versa.…Whereas managers are responsible…for making sure things happen…when and how they're supposed to,…leaders are the people who are able to inspire their teams.…They're the ones who provide the big picture,…the ones who can explain the vision…and provide the strategic direction.…
Now, the best managers are leaders.…But for right now,…let's focus on the more senior leaders in the organization,…the directors, VPs, and so on.…It's not at all unusual…for senior leaders in tech organizations…to have limited technical expertise and background.…This isn't necessarily a handicap, either.…As was the case…when we discussed the non-technical manager's role,…the leaders in the organization are in their positions…because of their expertise with a different skill set…than their technical team members.…
- Identify the best practices for building trust and credibility with a technical team.
- Define “data-driven conversation.”
- Recognize strategies that will help a nontechnical professional adapt to a technical team.
- Name three ways you can help employees in a fast-growing department get up to speed on projects and tasks.
- Recall the major role of a manager.
- Determine the benefits of a flexible work environment.