Stay out of the weeds

This evergreen post from Camille Fournier has great advice for new managers trying to avoid some very familiar pitfalls. While written in the context of engineering management, the counsel she offers is equally applicable to other disciplines and amounts to a warning to stay out of the weeds. As Fournier notes, “remember that your job is now about generating leverage by developing your team, which means delegating the technical work to them while helping them identify other skills they will need to successfully grow as an engineer.”