The skills you use as a software engineer, and the skills you need as a technical team leader are not the same. This week I brought in former CTO turned engineering leadership coach Pat Kua to discuss what you need to think about when making the jump to leadership.

Instead of building features and solving problems, your position requires the ability to identify multipliers, and learn how to say no when you want to say yes. This week on Dev Interrupted I brought in Pat Kua, a former CTO turned Engineering leadership coach and speaker to walk us through how to overcome some of the unique challenges that engineers face when taking on a leadership role.

In this episode of Dev Interrupted you’ll learn:

  • How to identify team multipliers
  • How to know if you’re doing a good job
  • The different skills your need to be a great technical leader
  • Tactics for staying focused on your goals and saying no to meeting requests