Flow, flow, flow...
Coincidentally, this is exactly what we needed to accomplish with our tech leads. The best Engineering Managers are interested in people first. The best Architects most fascinated by technology. Human or Android?
The higher you communicate upward, the less people are interested in technical details. Instead they want to see results, impact and costs.
Your technical skill is an asset, but it is also limited — even when you don’t want to admit it yet. Being a technically skilled person with good communication skills is the sweet spot to aim for.