Managing Up

November 15, 2019

As a manager your main responsibility is to ensure the success of your team. Of course, that description is purposefully vague there's a ton that goes into ensuring the success of your team. When I first started as a manager I thought I had laid out a solid plan for success that was tailored to the…

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Making The Move from Software Engineer to Engineering Manager

August 13, 2019

I made this jump roughly one year ago when I went from, "Software Engineering Team Lead" to "Software Engineering Manager." As team lead I had four direct "reports" -- I put reports in quotations because they weren't reports as I've grown to understand them today -- I was basically responsible for…

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