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Engineering managers face a different set of problems than engineers themselves. Whether they are hiring new employees, firing underperformers, or guiding a team of existing engineers, engineering management is all about people. Empathy is paramount because management is like being a professional therapist for the members of your team.
Mike Borozdin has been managing engineers for more than a decade and blogs about engineering management. In this episode, we cover the core responsibilities of an engineering manager and some strategies around how to do it right.
This episode is useful for anyone looking to improve their relationship with their manager, move into management, or improve as a manager.