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Leaders Aren’t Being Made At Tech Firms

September 5th, 2010 09:24 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

theodp writes “In this article Vivek Wadhwa laments that short shrift is paid to management training these days at many high-tech firms. You can’t be born with the skills needed to plan projects, adhere to EEOC guidelines, prepare budgets and manage finances, or to know the intricacies of business and IP law, says Wadhwa. All this has to be learned. Stepping up to address the problems of ‘engineering without leadership,’ which may include morale problems, missed deadlines, customer-support disasters, and high turnover, are programs like UC Berkeley’s Engineering Leadership Program and Duke’s Masters of Engineering Management Program, which aim to teach product management, entrepreneurial thinking, leadership, finance, team building, business management, and motivation to techies.”

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