Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,
Spacefem
spacefem

the leader who is everyone

in science fiction, the master is always capable of doing everything the apprentices can do, and more. captain picard can hand-fly the enterprise. master yoda can flip around with a light saber. I have found this to not be true. I'm a little sad about it. there was a time when my favorite thing to do at work was to put in my headphones and draw up system schematics all day. I last did that sometime in 2011.

you delegate those tasks when you become a leader, and then you drift away from them. we have whole airplanes drawn up in software that I've never used. I couldn't draw today without training.

why? I run around to meetings all day. I visit buildings in every part of town so I can be the eyes for 14 different models. My job is to think about where we will be six months or 12 months from now. you can't do all that without losing something.

I'm sorry, but captain picard would not be able to fly the enterprise.
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