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Technical leadership generally gets a bad rap for not having quality
"soft skills" in managing people. Most of us have grown up through a
technical career ladder that values technical brilliance over these
desired soft skills. As bright techies with "leadership potential," we
are often thrust into leadership positions with little training and a
shift of importance to working with people instead of working with "bits
and gear." Our initial move to a management position is often made with
little to no training, mentoring, or support. Tag, you’re it ...This series of blog posts will focus on methods that allow you to
quickly begin to provide leadership and direction and overcome the lack
of training and support that new technical managers often suffer from.
Execute well, and you might find yourself quickly outperforming more
experienced classically trained managers.
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