From Manager to Director: Guide to Managing Managers

Wednesday 16 February 2022
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Interview with Mike Seavers, VP of Online Development at Epic Games about becoming a manager of managers. He talks about his hardships as a new director, he tells the story of overcoming them, and shares other stories about coaching other leaders to turn them into great directors. https://codingsans.com/engineering-management-newsletter?utm_source=Podcastandutm_medium=platforms (Sign up to the Level-up Engineering newsletter!) In this interview we're covering: Differences between managing ICs and managing managers Story of transitioning from manager to director Necessary skills to managing managers Common mistakes of new directors Warning signs for new directors Choosing from director candidates Support from executive leaders to new directors Story of coaching a director new to managing managers Bonus advice to managing managers Excerpt from the interview: "I first became a director and started managing managers about 17 years ago. My team consisted of five sub-teams, about 50 people combined, and I had

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