The Enterprisers Project | From developer to IT leader: 3 keys to make the leap

Author: Justin Rodenbostel Posted In: Culture

Transitioning from developer to IT leader? Lean on three skills that are already in your personal code

The formula for a good manager is often treated like it is shrouded in mystery.

But for technical professionals looking to make the transition to management, the truth is this “secret” is simply a code they already have the tools to decrypt. I’ve seen many developers, programmers and engineers thrust into management positions — either by choice or by necessity — and there’s a common thread that can help predict their success: Those who tap into the skills they learned on the technical side and apply them to their management style make great leaders.

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