Will your men want to fight for you when they hear you wouldn’t fight for them?
– Jon Snow “Battle of the Bastards” Game of Thrones
The biggest misconception engineers have when thinking about moving into management is they think it’s a promotion.
Management is not a promotion. It is a career change.
But more than building and managing headcount, managing engineers mean making sure the right people are working on the right things, it means making sure the teams are performing well, it means resolving roadblocks. It means creating the right environment for your engineers to be successful.
– Fred Wilson