Tech Lead Digest #90: Did I become a manager too soon?

And more news, tutorials and articles about building better teams, culture, and leadership in this week's issue.

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Did I become a manager too soon?

I became an engineering manager two years ago, which was also two years into my career. The reason is mainly that we were a small team and when the time came to add line management I was around and down for it. I have loved this position, and find it extremely fulfilling to be able to remain technical and still have a deeply human job and build strong relationships with my team and across the company.

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What do great engineering managers need to know about compensation and equity?

Today we’re going to do a whirlwind tour of compensation. Hopefully you’ll learn a bit along the way. And I’ll share an exercise for managers, called a compensation review.

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