My answer to Which would you choose, a business career that builds you personally or a technical one that builds yo…
Answer by Ken Larson:
Charles Jones’s input is exceptional. I heartily agree. I have only known two individuals who were highly successful executives that excelled in both the technical aspects and the business aspects of their profession.
They were a combination of technical, management and communications talent, rarely found in high tech industry.
Neither placed salary, position or ego ahead of developing their subordinates and each reached the pinnacle of their respective careers for exactly that trait.
Their skills at developing and utilizing people were their most highly valued qualities.