Tech Leads: Three surprising things your devs want from you

Tech Leads (along with Software Managers, VPE's and CTO's) often misunderstand what their team wants from them, imagining they will gain respect and admiration for having top-notch technical skills.

Instead, developers want leaders who step firmly into their roles with both feet and build high-quality communication channels that foster trust and bi-directional feedback.

In this talk I'll discuss three surprising things developers want from their leaders, and how you can be the boss they've always wanted.

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Marcus Blankenship

Marcus Blankenship is a speaker, writer and trainer specializing in helping programmers become great tech leaders and managers. He writes about developer management topics at

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