Technical skills and commanding people are different. IT management often picks up a technically sound person and put him in team management role. It is a blunder. It is no guarantee that technician has a natural interest or taste in managing or commanding people.
I worked under technical leadership, both good in technology and have good commanding over people. I also worked under pure technician who does not have leadership interest.
I notice that person who have natural interest or taste in questioning, commanding people will be good leaders. Those who do not have appetite for ruling others will become poor leaders.
Natural interest, appetite, taste to rule the people, to dominate – plays important role in successful leadership.
But IT management put technically sound person, but without an interest to lead in leadership role, then later blame the person for not leading the team or people. It is not mistake of leader. It is the management mistake to select a person without having interest to rule and depute him in leadership role.
I am not talking about people who consciously change their interest, attitude as per their role. I am talking about people who do their role as per their basic interest. If the interest and role matches, they would be fine. Otherwise, they would be utter flap.