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re: When I was a tech lead I loved it. One important point about being a tech lead, you have to be a jack of all trades which requires alot of experien...

It's a crazy role, huh, Kyle? Having been a manager putting people in tech lead roles as well as being a tech lead myself many times, it's a very fluid role.

Tell us more about what you loved about it? For me, my first experiences were, well, different.... Can't say I loved it!

Later, when I got to see incredible tech leads in action, I learned what worked...


I just loved being the guy in charge and responsible of putting the lego pieces together. I was a tech. lead for a city government. Every project was a big systems integration project. System A had to talk to System B, System B had to send data to System C in a weird format so that it could process it, so on and so on. A lot of responsibility is on you to make sure everything goes well.

Agreed. So how did you do it? Just stay really close to the team (I call it a tracking and adjusting behavior)? Or did you spend a lot of time upfront to define the vision (another one of the behaviors I outline in the book)? Both? Neither?

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