Transitioning from team member to team lead can be a daunting process—and one full of challenges. You want to steer the direction of the team, but you don’t want to micromanage. You want everyone to excel, but you can’t hand out promotions every week. Perhaps most important of all, you want to take on this role, but you don’t want to burn out before you have a chance to make a difference. Joseph Wynn tells the story of his progression from engineer to team lead and shares tips and insights for becoming an effective team lead and keeping a team happy and successful.
Joseph Wynn is a full stack software engineer at SpeedCurve. Previously, he was a technical team lead at BBC News and built software for companies of all shapes and sizes. He contributes to open source projects like Preact, Jekyll, and Wraith.
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