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Management is not a promotion, management is a change of profession . And you will be bad at it for a long time after you start doing it. If you don’t think you’re bad at it, you aren’t doing your job.

Managing because it feeds your ego is a terrific way to be sure that your engineers get to report to someone miserable and resentful, someone who should really be writing code.

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The best frontline eng managers in the world are the ones that are never more than 2-3 years removed from hands-on work, full time down in the trenches. The best individual contributors are the ones who have done time in management.

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Individual Contributors get limited perspective

Being an IC is like reverse-engineering how a company works with very little information. A lot of things seem ridiculous, or pointless or inefficient from the perspective of a leaf node.

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The best tech leads in the world are always the ones who have done time in management.

A tech lead is a manager  … but

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  • They know how to communicate and manage other people
  • They know how to get s...

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