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Discussion on: What is the difference between a junior and a senior software developer? 15 things I wish I had known sooner

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Carlos Garcia ★

Another important one that I sometimes still struggle with: learn to delegate. As you need to focus on more important tasks you need to put aside the ones that are trivial or do not require your whole skill set, but that still need to be done to fulfill the big picture.

To earn trust you must give trust in return. Find the most suitable person among your teammates and colleagues to perform such tasks, or even a junior dev whose skills and knowledge would benefit from fulfilling it, even if you need to put a couple of hours into teaching or supervising them. In the long run the payoff will be worth it.