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5 Tips to Stay Technical as a Manager

5 Tips to Stay Technical as a Manager
By lucianohgo • Issue #26 • View online

Hello hello and welcome to issue #26 👋🏾
Every single time I say to people that managers should focus on the team and avoid being the person making technical decisions and building I get some version of: “But in <Acme Corp> the managers aren’t involved and have become unable to guide people technically and be responsible for the technical output of the org.”
This is definitely a danger, abdicating control and giving autonomy back to the team comes with perks, but also challenges. One of them is remaining technical when we aren’t doing most of the work. So I dedicated this week’s content to that and how to think about staying technical. Hope you like it. If you do, as always, remember to share it and let me know!
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5 Tips to Stay Technical as a Manager
great content on the subject
How to stay current as a software engineering manager... without dropping the ball
Ask the CTO: New manager has a fear of losing a technical edge – O’Reilly
Architectural Thinking - Mark Richards
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Weekly, I write and explore topics on Building a Career in Tech, Leadership, and Creating awesome User Experiences. I'm a Senior Software Engineering Manager at QuintoAndar a (very) fast-growing Startup in Brazil. I was a partner in a Software House in the past, worked at AWS, and learned a lot from great leaders and peers along the way. I tap on that experience to decide topics, research them weekly and compile what I've learned so you can avoid making some of the mistakes that I did.

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