Here’s an interesting article from ComputerWorld: The unspoken truth about managing geeks
Few people notice this, but for IT groups respect is the currency of the realm. IT pros do not squander this currency. Those whom they do not believe are worthy of their respect might instead be treated to professional courtesy, a friendly demeanor or the acceptance of authority.
… requires a technical expertise that can’t be faked and a proficiency that can only be measured by qualified peers. I think every good IT pro on the planet idolizes Dr. House (minus the addictions).
From my seat, as a publicly unrepentant geek, there are more than a few truths here, both for geeks and those who manage them.