Your job is what you make it.
Go into it with a bad attitude, and that will be reflected back to you. Be positive, help others and solve problems together and you’ll be a lot happier at work.
This is true for everyone of course, not just Engineering leaders.
I’ve talked before about hiring for culture fit, not expertise, but it still surprises me when candidates show up for interviews with a bad attitude. Some don’t know what job they’re interviewing for, others are so arrogant and condescending because the interview process is so – *sigh* – unnecessary for them.
Perhaps they were happy at a job, and the company changed direction, the management was replaced or over time they realized they didn’t like what they were doing.
You are in control of your own destiny though, so for goodness sake leave for something that will make you happier.
SHOULD YOU GET PERSONAL AT WORK?
I was reading Should You Get Personal at Work? where Russell Thompson talked about bringing personal issues into work.
I agree with him that everyone on the team will benefit from getting to know each other.
As Russell says: