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Lessons From Quirky Software Development Managers

Jun 14, 2011, 05:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Spiegel)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"2. The Hovering Micromanager: I was diligently writing PeopleCode when I had an odd feeling I was being watched. In the reflection of my monitor I could see my manager, Ted, hovering about four inches behind my chair. This sneaking up on people was his trademark, so it wasn’t too much of a surprise.

"Good thing this was before the web was prevalent or I surely would have been busted for browsing fantasy football sites.

"I turned around and he said “Hi†â€" like he had just appeared, when I’m sure he was there for at least a few minutes. As Ted started talking to me, I noticed blood running down his forehead. (That’s not relevant, but too weird not to mention.)"

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