Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Strongly disagree. Effective technical leadership is a rarer skill than pure technical chops, especially as one becomes more senior in an organization. And it’s much more than “PowerPoint skills”——it’s driving consensus and making good decisions in highly ambiguous situations.

That said, I agree that it’s not something CS majors should worry about much in school. It’s something you learn as your career progresses.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact