Have you been in your current role for a while, and are eager to try something new?
Perhaps you’ve thought about transitioning from being an individual contributor into a leadership role, but you’re not sure if it’s the right move for you?
You worry about being qualified enough, leading people, being an authority figure, and what your day-to-day will be like.
While it sounds exciting and maybe a great opportunity to grow, you worry about your existing skills getting rusty.
Well, all this month on Build we’re going to be exploring the tradeoffs that aren’t talked about when we choose to transition from being an individual contributor to a leader. In today’s episode, I’ve invited Jean Hsu who was formerly an Engineering Manager at Medium and is now an Engineering Leadership Coach.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:
In the episode Jean mentions the book: The Manager’s Path, check it out here.
Once you’ve watched today’s episode, Jean and I would like to know: have you recently done a transition maybe from being an individual contributor to a manager or a leader? What were some of the concerns you had, and how did you go about handling that transition? Let us know in the comments below.
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