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re: What pulled you away from coding for a while? VIEW POST

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My longer hiatus without writing code was when I transitioned to management in a Travel Marketing company. I have always supported the rationale that managers should not be doers.

 

Doing takes away time from managing and lead the team in the correct direction, I agree.
My boss would grill me if he sees me committing code.
Doing however gains respect from your subordinates as you really are part of the team instead of just declaring that we're a team during town-hall meetings, etc.
Admittedly it takes a lot of sacrifice to be a leader and doer.
Also admittedly there are leaders that are just charismatic, or have a great resume that people will just be in awe, and be willing to be led. However perhaps only as long as they see success trickling down to them as well.

 

@Khor thank you so much for your response.

To follow up, Leaders and managers are often mistaken by one and the same because we live in a world infatuated hierarchical structures.

A manager for me is more like a load balancer trying to help resources balance their workload.

A leader in the other hand, is that one who actively helps you to be better. People tend to bond and respect leaders more than they respect managers. And that's because there are plenty of bad managers out there.

As you can see this can go on for hours. There is no silver bullet, no one-size-fits-all when it comes to management and leadership. Some people are comfortable being leaders, others are comfortable being managers.

It is those who are willing to take the discomfort of doing what they do not like-to -without hesitation– who can truly become great.

After all, we have been told before

*Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. *

The only thing missing from that quote is to learn to manage resources.

There is no silver bullet, no one-size-fits all
Yes! It takes a great person to play multi-role and adapt it to the team dynamics. A super tough role that is under-appreciated.

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Thank you for this. I'll share this during the board meeting.

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