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    Swizec's articles in the "leadership" category

    I aim to write mindblowing emails with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them.

    Below are 5 articles filed under leadership. Enjoy ❤️

    What I learned from Staff Engineer by Will Larson

    Staff Engineer was one of the more impactful books I've read in recent months. Went through the audiobook soon after becoming tech lead so the timing was perfect.
    November 17th, 2022

    On becoming tech lead

    A few weeks ago I made tech lead, a type of staff engineer. Here are my thoughts on what that means, how it happened, and why you'd want such a thing.
    November 5th, 2022

    Nobody is coming to save you

    How do you react when you don't like The Process at work? Most programmers complain on social media, make a wry joke, and ... suffer. Not great
    July 29th, 2022

    What's more productive, a team or a talented soloist?

    Engineers *hate it* when you say it doesn't matter how good they are because a team will outcode them any day. But it's true, you can't build something big on your own.
    October 15th, 2021

    How to own projects like a senior engineer

    The best skill you can learn is ownership. The second best is to let go.
    July 2nd, 2021

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