I just ran across this classic set of rules to management by Dave Packard, of HP fame: Dave Packard’s 11 Simple Rules. Succinct and well-written, I think they relate well to two of my Architect Commandments: “Empower developers” and “Show the way”. I guess the underlying message is that, no matter who you are, you are part of a team. Negativity hurts you as much as it hurts the other person. To grow tomatoes, you need to give them water and sunlight. Or something like that.
Dave Packard’s take on the Architecture Commandments