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Learnings as a Technology Leader

I would like to share some key principles that help me navigate my responsibilities, deliver impactful outcomes, and lead teams to success.

Don’t fear making decisions

As a Technology Leader, decision-making becomes a critical aspect of your role. Embrace this responsibility with confidence and understand that making informed decisions, even in the face of uncertainty, is crucial for driving progress and achieving desired outcomes.

You do not need to know EVERYTHING

While it’s impossible to possess comprehensive knowledge of every aspect of your product and domain, it’s crucial to know where to find the answers. Develop a network of subject matter experts, establish relationships with teams across the organization, and leverage resources to gather the information you need to make informed decisions and guide your team effectively.

Don’t do anything until you know the “why” of it

Understanding the broader goals and strategic direction is essential for effective decision-making. Always seek clarity on the “why” behind the tasks, initiatives, and projects you and your team undertake. Knowing how your efforts contribute to the larger goals will empower you to prioritize effectively, ensure alignment, and drive impactful outcomes.

Don’t avoid conflict

As a Technology Leader, conflicts may arise due to differing opinions or priorities. Embrace conflicts as opportunities for constructive discussions and resolution. Address conflicts promptly, fostering an environment of open dialogue, empathy, and collaboration. By effectively managing conflicts, you’ll foster a healthy and productive team dynamic.

Ask for help

Recognize that you can’t do everything alone. Embrace the fact that you’ll face overwhelming moments and encounter situations where you don’t have all the answers. In those times, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Seek guidance from mentors, collaborate with peers, and leverage the expertise of others. Remember, there are always people willing to support you on your journey.

By embracing these key principles, I drive successful product development and foster a culture of collaboration and excellence in my teams (I think).