According to Raghavendra Prabhu, CTO of Thumbtack, making the transition from programmer to manager isn’t too much of a stretch since you already understand the issues and stakes of your project. When you take it a step further and begin managing other managers, you’re getting further from the work and making a more indirect impact.
On today’s episode of CTO Connection, Raghavendra discusses what it’s like making the transition to higher levels of leadership and how to balance his desire for control with the need for delegation. Tune in for insights on how to successfully climb the leadership ladder.
Raghavendra Prabhu (RVP) is the CTO of Thumbtack and was previously the head of infrastructure at Pinterest and a senior software engineer at Twitter, Google, and Microsoft. Thumbtack is an online services marketplace enabling hundreds of thousands of local professionals from plumbers to DJs to build sustainable businesses by connecting them to millions of customers nationwide.
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