You are leading a team to go after this 5G business. Your organization’s strategic imperatives include leadership in 5G and you are an essential part of making that real. Your management, your team, your C-suite, and your board of directors are counting on you. No pressure. You embark on this initiative, you have your team intact, it is time to draw battle plans and start the assault. But is your team ready? Do they have Tom Wolfe’s “Right Stuff” to realize that vision of 5G dominance?
After 32 years in the high-tech world, most of which I spent in engineering management roles, I have found that the team I am managing often has more insight into the success factors, enablers, roadblocks, and landmines on the road ahead. I suggest you check in with them and see where their heads are. If you are two years into your effort, it’s not too late—have a chat with your team and find out: