For what it's worth, to my mind a modern day Technical Director, or whatever someone like Ross Brawn or Adrian Newey would want to label themselves, is to organize his or hers department(s) in a productive and timeline aware fashion, while keeping the free spirits alive and kicking.
Not an easy feat, saying from living xperience as we speak, trying to get half a dozen Norwegian MSc's on the same track.
Still, at the end of the day, the words of John Barnard still rings loud and clear in my head: "If you want to call it team-work, fine, just never forget who's team it is".
To my understanding, that man is still so underestimated, as an engineer and as a man.
"Bernoulli is a nine-letter name"