Hello ladies and gentlemen,
I recently had the opportunity to take on a new challenge in my career - tech lead! This new role will come with managing people on the team, compared to being a mentor or coach as a Sr. Software Engineer.
I'm very excited to take on the new challenge, and am looking forward to growing both myself and the people on the team!!
Using the Inversion Mental Model for Better Outcomes
In one of Charlie Munger's speeches, he mentions that many of times problems can be solved using inversion instead of forward thinking. His example given was, if you want to help India, the best question isn't asking how can I best help India, instead one should ask - what are the things that hurt India the most. Those are the things to focus on to improve it!
As I was sitting there taking in life in the big apple, deciding on how to best succeed in my new role, I thought to myself - how could I be a great tech lead?
That took me right back to Charlie Munger's Inversion example about India.
In addition to asking how can I be a great tech lead, I believe it makes sense to invert that for qualities one should avoid as well!
With that being said, I would love some help!
If you've had tech leads, managers, and mentors both good and bad, please answer the following questions in the comments!
1. What were the qualities you most admired, respected, and appreciated from a tech lead you loved working for?
2. What qualities did you find the most disheartening, frustrating, or disappointing that you hope to never have in a future tech lead?
I'll be trying to take a look throughout the day at this, and join in the discussion as much as a possible. Thank you!!