Day 41: Being a Technical Leader
A leader is someone who leads (laughs…)
As far as I can remember, I’ve always been a loner.
From pre-primary to primary to secondary school, it has been pretty much the same thing.
I used to play alone, and find myself surrounded by people.
Somehow, what I did was of interest to them.
Peer pressure. yes and no.
I followed people because I wanted to.
But I never ever saw myself as a leader.
As someone who used to be anonymous.
I’m quite surprised at the number of people who would stop and talk to me.
From completely anonymous to knowing a lot of people.
Personally, I preferred being anonymous.
But, knowing a lot of people is good too, you get to discover different personalities.
Listening : The number one quality of a good leader is the ability to listen to what others have to say.
Helping : There is no difference between me and my team.
As a technical leader, I always find the time to help my people.
Humbleness : Always come with a beginner’s mind. Then, and only then, you might learn a thing or two.