Why do we reward success on the job with a promotion out of the job and into management? It’s a phenomenon that reveals antiquated flaws in organizational design.
Often wondered this about media organizations. What makes reporters excellent at story-getting often makes them catastrophic at managing other people, etc.
There are great bloggers. And there are people who are very good at managing bloggers (although that’s a lot rarer, and probably harder). But the chances of finding one of the latter in the ranks of the former? Approximately nil. Josh Marshall, maybe?