I had a conversation with my boss yesterday where he praised my technical skills but basically still indicated that I was crap because I wasn't doing other things other than technical.
He kept saying how Technical makes you naturally unpopular... I just walked out thinking "WTF?" I actually don't think he understands what I'm there to do.
Any top tips for managing upwards in this situation? His lack of vocal (or implied) support for Technical is really having a knock on impact on the site but he just cannot see it.