80% of the team leaders I talked to considered going back to developer roles at some point. Some actually did that. In today’s article, I’m going to share how I keep my sanity and enjoy the role (spoiler - delegating important things). As usual, based on personal stories and mistakes :)
Indeed I have seen developers promoted to lead positions going back to non-leading positions. The "Rep" idea is a great one. Do you think the step back from lead positions is because some people lack the required people skills, on a position previously heavy on technical skills only ?
This is so relatable!
Amazing points! Thank you!
Such a good read Anton!
I'm pretty sure literally everyone is going through this at some point in their career. It felt like it's a story about me back in a day.
I shielded my team from initiatives to help them focus, but now I realize they missed opportunities to participate in some exciting changes. So, I'm budgeting time for them to work on initiatives next year. Thanks for sharing your story.
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Loved the article as always, Anton. Amazing lessons learned and going to remember this one for when I step into a team lead role :)