Despite growing experience, your personal growth slowed to a crawl. You’re wondering what the next step should be as many of your peers have chosen to become an engineering manager.
Before you set off down this road, be aware of the implications of such a step: becoming an engineering manager is not a promotion, but a change of careers!
Why becoming an engineering manager is a change of careers
There are three things you have to completely change when switching from engineer to manager. You need to:
- stop negativity
- stop writing production code alone
- stop saying “No” without providing options