The Engineer/Manager Pendulum – charity.wtf


62 bookmarks. First posted by vdm 16 days ago.


RT : Just putting back out there. Again. Because it's that good. Yup. 🌈
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4 days ago by jpschorr
Lately I've been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I'm a senior engineer, but I'm thinking about being a manager. I really like engineering, but I feel like I'm just solving the same problems over and over and it seems like the real…
4 days ago by twleung
When we talk of career paths, particularly in technology, we often talk in terms of paths. Are you going to follow the management path or perhaps the technical one? This blog post by Charity Majors describes something that I find far more appealing, the engineering/management pendulum.

> "The best frontline eng managers in the world are the ones that are never more than 2-3 years removed from hands-on work, full time down in the trenches. The best individual contributors are the ones who have done time in management. And the best technical leaders in the world are often the ones who do both. Back and forth. Like a pendulum."

Before advertising career tracks that are technical vs those that are not, organisations should consider whether they do in fact want the best of both worlds?
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7 days ago by billglover
RT : new blog post, with guest tweets from , on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too)
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9 days ago by rjw1
RT : This is gold: The Engineering/Manager Pendulum
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10 days ago by jbellis
RT : Management is not a promotion for an engineeer, the best tech leads alternate between those roles, says :
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11 days ago by roens
RT : Management is not a promotion for an engineeer, the best tech leads alternate between those roles, says :
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11 days ago by cfg
Management is not a promotion, management is a change of profession. And you will be bad at it for a long time after you start doing it. If you don’t think you’re bad at it, you aren’t doing your job.
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12 days ago by tonious
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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12 days ago by mccutchen
Feeling better after reading Good to be reminded that what I'm trying to do is hard, it's not just me
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14 days ago by jackfranklin
RT : "Management is not a promotion" and other hard truths by : PREACH! 🌈
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14 days ago by rainhead
RT : Having embraced the "engineer/manager pendulum" in my career, I have to link to on how that's THE BEST:
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14 days ago by trek
So much truth in this post about engineering and management
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15 days ago by demon386
So much truth in this post about engineering and management
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15 days ago by purcell
Again with the truth hammer, whacking down the TL v. EM nail:
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15 days ago by isaacsu
Having embraced the "engineer/manager pendulum" in my career, I have to link to on how that's THE BEST:
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15 days ago by avi
RT : The Engineer/Manager Pendulum
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15 days ago by biocs
RT : If you're curious about how you might move between manager & engineer tracks, highly recommend this from
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15 days ago by whyitsjeff
These interesting insights from make me reconsider my long standing avoidance of becoming a manager.
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15 days ago by jaxzin
RT : new blog post, with guest tweets from , on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too)
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16 days ago by antifuchs
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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16 days ago by aviflax
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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16 days ago by genehack
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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16 days ago by divigation
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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16 days ago by indirect
Lately I’ve been doing some career counseling for people off Twitter (long story). The central drama for many people goes something like this: “I’m a senior…
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16 days ago by duellj
Favorite tweet: mipsytipsy

new blog post, with guest tweets from @sarahmei, on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too) https://t.co/1WB3GZzPtZ

— Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) May 11, 2017

http://twitter.com/mipsytipsy/status/862720234213355520
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16 days ago by tswaterman
If you're curious about how you might move between manager & engineer tracks, highly recommend this from
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16 days ago by xyzzyb
new blog post, with guest tweets from , on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too)
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16 days ago by ngpestelos
new blog post, with guest tweets from , on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too)
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16 days ago by coty
new blog post, with guest tweets from , on the engineer/manager pendulum (aka my life and maybe yours too)
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16 days ago by vdm