As a Lead, I have one major goal of maximizing my teams productivity. And I think that's the goal of most Leads, it's just how you go about it.
The one measure I rely on most is how often I NEED to interact with my team.
I ensure the work being asked of them is clear.
I filter requests and randomization from outside the team.
I provide training and guidance so they're able to do more without me.
And I work with my senior engineers to have them mentor juniors. Fostering team communication and preparing them to take on lead roles.
If my team can function WELL with or without me, then I'm probably doing a good job. And I work very hard at working very little.
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