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From Techie to Boss: Transitioning to Leadership by Scott Cromar

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Your Transition Plan

Congratulations! You’re in charge. Or are you?

When you start a new leadership position, you do not have the luxury of a settling-in period. Given the pace of the modern IT environment, pausing to catch your breath would be a deadly mistake.

At the same time, you can’t do everything all at once. Your team may not know you, or at least does not know you as a leader. The team is not yet the well-oiled execution machine that you will build later. The team is still a bunch of people trying to figure out who the new boss is, and what the boss wants. Depending on the history of the group, some of your team members may not have ...

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