eng mgmt ep7: Am I a good manager?

This is episode 7 of my series on being an Engineering Manager (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). How do you know if you’re a good manager, and what metrics should you use to grade yourself?

Hopefully you work in a goal-driven organization, and you have been setting aggressive goals for yourself and your team, and delivering on them for the business. Success! Does that mean you’re a good manager? Maybe!

Management = Long arcs

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