| ||Ask HN: How do I become a better team lead for a small, junior dev team?|
60 points by redthrowaway 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 17 comments |
|I'm a senior developer at a small startup managing a team of three co-ops and one junior dev. My team members are great: eager, smart, curious, and effective. I rarely have to teach them how to solve a problem; they naturally research and implement solutions.|
But I didn't get a CS degree because I'm great with people. I've had some limited management experience, mostly interviewing applicants and running standups. I'm now responsible for the performance and well-being of a team of junior devs, and I'm definitely out of my comfort zone.
I want these guys to succeed, and I want to succeed in helping them succeed. But I'm mostly flying by the seat of my pants and I'd like to learn from others who have been in my shoes.
What are some good resources I should look at? What are some things I might be neglecting that I need to pay attention to? How can I best be effective in my new role?
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