Hasnain says:

This was a great read - that matched many of my management experiences as well.

“In my experience, the TLM role is **challenging but extremely rewarding**. You can be an Engineering Manager while still keeping your feet on the ground and solving challenging technical problems together with your team.

I’ve found that **people trusted me more to make the right decisions**. I knew how the technology stack _actually worked_ because I built a large part of it. It’s frustrating and demoralizing to report to a pure people manager who is unable to understand what people are building, and which problems they are facing, regardless of how much time you spend explaining it to them. Stepping into the TLM role is a good way to counter that, and reporting to a TLM is often deeply rewarding because they tend to care about people and technology in the right way to get amazing things done.”

Posted on 2022-09-23T00:22:14+0000