Becoming the leader of a team changes things.
What use to be a day of deep thought is now filled with meetings. More time is spent talking and context switching. One person needs guidance to solve a problem. Another needs mentorship on how to scope a project. Others need an estimate on when the team will resolve that support bug from yesterday.
You’re spending a lot less time making things these days. Why is it so different?
It’s because you’re not one of the actors in the spotlight anymore.
Your work is happening behind the scenes. It’s spent giving feedback and guiding the team. The best thing you can do is make sure the cast has everything they need to succeed.
You’re not on the stage anymore. You’re building the stage.
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