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From Techie to Boss: Transitioning to Leadership by Scott Cromar

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Moving into Management

You’re respected by people inside and outside of your group. When there are hard problems to be resolved, you’re the person who makes things work on time and under budget. More than once, you’ve pulled a complete miracle out of your hat. And when the team needs a new manager or team lead, you’re the person at the top of the list.

Unfortunately, the skills that make a good technical staff member do not always translate well to management. How do you make the leap?

There are a lot of pitfalls for people making the leap from technician to manager or team lead. A typical scenario is the IT hero syndrome:

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