- Bad engineers try to convince you don't have a problem
- Good engineers solve your problem
- Great engineers help you understand the problem that caused your problem, then solve that.
Yes, I'm trying to create those little office placards in my spare time. I'm sure someone, somewhere has said this better, but it does seem to be true.
I was thinking about some senior people, and what seems to differentiate the goods from the greats is that capability of seeing the heart of an issue and keeping perspective.