July 21, 2014 5:50 PM Subscribe
I am an I.T. worker who does technical work, and does it well.
Now, I’ve done it so well for so long, that my supervisor has advanced me to a position of “Team Leader” and I am now in charge of telling other I.T. people what to do.
posted by shipbreaker to Technology (9 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I think my biggest obstacle will be feeling comfortable commanding other people to do things I would very much rather do by myself.
The reason I’ve gotten as far as I have in my career is,
In part, my tendency to be a rabid Do-It-Yourselfer. My skill is at figuring out the entirety of a technical problem and how to solve it.
But I have no skills at all in bossing others around.
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If this situation sounds familiar to you, perhaps you could give me a bit of advice.
What books, articles, or motivational talks have been useful to you, in your transition from a great worker to an acceptable Leader ?