Navigating the Shift from Developer to Leader - Decrypt Podcast Round-up

I had a great time recently speaking with Liz Moy on Decrypt, the developer podcast from the folks at Evervault.

We spoke about the importance of developing empathy for your users, the challenge of managing competing demands on your roadmap, and some of the more pressing issues when integrating AI into development workflows.

We also talked about some of the struggles I had when moving from a developer role into more of a managerial one. Dealing with changes from the immediate feedback a dev gets to the more delayed/second-order feedback a manager gets, the challenge of staying motivated when your whole role changes, and learning to value your own work based not on the code you've written, but on how much you can enable those around you to shine.

If any of that sounds interesting to you (or you're just curious about how many times it's humanly possible for one person to say "eh" and "em" in only 41 minutes.. sorry mum!) then give it a listen!

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