With a shortage of technical talent, many of us are competing to find and hire the few technical rock stars out there. And among those rock stars is a lot of mediocre talent trying to capitalize in a very good job market. It’s hard to blame them for wanting a slice of the pie, but as leaders, we need to wade through the mediocrities to find those who can effectively support our development goals.
As a manager, you are faced with a variety of responsibilities and expectations, from above your position and below, that need to be fulfilled every day. Through all the challenges and roadblocks, you need to drive your team(s) to deliver results while retaining and growing your team members. But if you don’t have good relationships with your people, you will struggle to achieve these goals.