April 7, 2010

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Technical leadership

Technical leadership contributes to career growth and personal satisfaction. Here are some ways you can build your technical leadership:

  • Take on greater responsibilities. Tell your manager or project manager that you would like  to work on more complex tasks, and find out what skills you need to develop in order to perform those tasks.
  • Practice relentless improvement. Look for ways to work more effectively or efficiently, and share your improved practices with your colleagues.
  • Document and share what you know. Write down what you’ve learned. Share your insights through e-mail, blog posts, lunch-and-learn sessions, webinars, and other channels.
  • Mentor others. Coach people on specific skills or technologies in order to improve the capabilities of your team.

How are you building your technical leadership?