As a lot of my clients are from technology industry, one of the common situations I come across is when a technically strong person is at the inflection point to move into a broader business leadership role – by choice or by lack of a choice to grow within the company without making that move!
Many large technology companies now offer clear technical and business leadership paths to grow – on the technical side go from an engineer to designer to architect to fellow/scientist etc. And the managerial or business leadership path commonly goes as project manager, program manager, client engagement manager, practice head, business unit head. And a person can choose to pick up one of these or a product management path to becoming a product owner.
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