Leadership within the software development industry can be a tricky area. All teams require some level of leadership. Promoting members within a team or organization is a practical choice, but skills so highly sought after in development don't always translate into good leadership. Developers are very logical and analytical. In the world of DiSC, which is a behavior assessment tool, most programmers fall into the D (Dominance) or C (Conscientiousness) categories. These individuals are direct, accurate, and task oriented. Although these traits might seem appropriate there are many other facets to leadership. Unfortunately, most individuals are thrust into leadership roles with little experience or guidance. Regardless of the situation, members in leadership roles must take the responsibility seriously. Leadership is a continuous journey of learning, teaching, and growing. Knowing this, how does one gain those abilities?
May 15, 13