A gold mine of a find – hacknot.info website. The archives section contains a brilliant section of articles. Ranging all the way from Debugging 101 to the article titled the subject line of this post. The author (who says that he has about 13 years of experience in the software industry) says that he compiled this list of Great Mistakes in Technical Leadership by observation. He says there is no way of learning this, other than taking note of stupid mistakes committed by others.
The article starts off with the following quote :
If you are a good leader who talks little, they will say when your work is done and your aim fulfilled, “We did it ourselves.”
— Lao-Tse, cited in Becoming A Technical Leader – G. M. Weinberg, Dorset House, 1986
Read the full article here. [weblink]