Date Added: Mar 2010
One's "Work life" is a journey with diverging and converging pathways that require decisions about their career direction each step of the way. The author's journey includes the enlightenment discovered through others, through expanded learning, and through personal pathways of various degrees of difficulties. Multiple leadership characteristics and attributes require development and acknowledgement in order to become a successful manager and leader. In a quantitative world, it is easy to ignore the "Softer" attributes required that are nearly impossible to define by metrics. This paper shares some of the author's experience transitioning from a series of technical programming positions through various levels of middle management to executive management.