Stories by Jeff Ello

  • The truth about managing geeks, part 2

    In my previous column, I looked at some of the issues with managing IT pros, along with what’s behind some of the stereotypes. This time, I look at how these stereotypes have come into being, as well as what you can do to foster a better IT group.

  • The truth about managing geeks, part 1

    I can sum up every article, book and column written by notable management experts about managing IT in two sentences: “Geeks are smart and creative, but they are also egocentric, antisocial, managerially and business-challenged, victim-prone, bullheaded and credit-whoring. To overcome these intractable behavioural deficits you must do X, Y and Z”.