What makes a great boss great?
I'm a freelance coder, agile coach and public speaker. I also wrote the "Metaprogramming Ruby" book for the Pragmatic Programmers.
In my career, I've seen enough managers to lose count. Many of them were not so good, some were OK, and a few were great. That’s enough data to draw conclusions: what makes a great boss great?
It's not charisma. I did meet a few charismatic leaders, and I met some who would have gone unnoticed at any party. Neither stage presence nor the lack of it are crucial.
It's not vision. I've met leaders who could see the big picture, and others who just asked the right people for the right answer. You don ...