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Listen to their needs. Put standards into place, work smart not hard. Take care of impediments asap. Don't betray them just to look good with your superiors. Protect them from stupidities. No one wants to maintain legacy code whole day, every day. It's easy to know, wear their shoes and see what would you want. Don't be a seagull manager, they will hate you for it. Technical debt is real, don't encourage it. Deal with things don't let them fester. Make them review each others code if time permits. I can go on forever...


Treat them like a human, not just a resource. Shelter them from bureaucracy. Criticize them privately, praise them publicly.


I am not a lead but I can suggest you to treat your team members the way you wanted to be treated when you were a part of someone else's team.

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