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Phil Ashby

I think we're technical twins :)

I chose a very similar path, explicitly asking to be involved at any level of detail so I can exercise my techie chops helping get stuff out / bug hunting etc. discovering how stuff works in the process and occasionally getting to say "I don't know" in front of the teams, while accepting responsibility for big decisions and having the title "architect", co-ordinating workstreams across the company and steering them together to avoid big disconnects and grumpy M&A people!

It's been really interesting, good fun and very satisfying when I get out geeked by people, they get to take on the decision making and we all move along a bit!

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occasionally getting to say "I don't know" in front of the teams

This is such an overlooked, yet extremely effective thing for creating a sustainable culture without fear, shame, and blame. 👍🏻 for actually practicing it!

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Sandor Dargo Author

Indeed, and asking juniors to explain something you don't know to you. I think it can really raise their confidence. It's also important to be honest, and you shouldn't just lie that you don't know.