This article focuses on skills needed for a leadership position. Just because you were a great tech does not make you a great manager. Some of these comments are pointedly ignoring what the article is trying to say. Yes, morons should not be promoted. However, someone who can manage people well and make them feel like their work matters IS important.
Sounds like you guys are worried that you do not have emotional intelligence. Instead of the knee-jerk reaction, why don't you look at ways you could improve your EI?
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