pragmatist
Patrick Joyce

April 8, 2018

Interview With Me at Managers Club

I did a brief interview with Managers Club. Here's one bit about advice I give to new managers:

You generally get to be a manager by being an excellent engineer. That skill doesn’t suddenly disappear when you become a manager and it’s almost like having a cheat code. You can dive in and help deliver by building something yourself. But, every time you solve a problem with your engineering skills instead of your manager skills you’re stealing an opportunity for your team to grow.

Sometimes that’s the right thing to do, but you should be very careful about how often you use that cheat code.

Do read the whole thing: Interview with Patrick Joyce, Director of Engineering at Stitch Fix

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