Over the last two years at Flatiron Health, I’ve been lucky enough to manage a rapidly growing team of amazing engineers. This growth has meant that, for the first time, I’m now managing other managers. This is both really exciting and slightly terrifying! The blast-radius of an underperforming or rogue engineer is limited, but the blast-radius of a manager of a team/org/division can be huge.
I’ve found myself thinking a lot about questions like: