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From Techie to Boss: Transitioning to Leadership by Scott Cromar

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Managing Outside Your Specialty

There will come a point in your career where you may be asked to manage technical teams who work outside of your technical area. Effectively, you will be a nontechnical manager of a technical team.

This situation poses a whole new range of challenges. You won’t be able to rely on your technical expertise to get you out of a pickle. While your technical experience gives you insight into some aspects of your team’s work, there are other aspects that will be a mystery to you.

Know What You Don’t Know

Technical people are used to being the smartest person in the room. Now you are managing a room of people who know ...

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