Whether you’re a manager, lead, CTO, VP, Director or any other position that requires you to lead a team, the fundamentals of what is needed you are the same.
People – my team, the team around me, what do they need from me, how do I support them?
Product – what are we building, software for customers, software for our company, everything is a product?
Partner – who do I work with, who do we depend on, are they internal teams that support us or external vendors that we leverage?
Technology – what do we build on, what do I have to keep in the know on, where are we focused?
Strategic – what’s coming tomorrow, how do I plan for it, are we reacting or can we be proactive?
The weights might be the same as you progress from one role to the other, but if you’re always thinking about those five points, you’ll be and stay, in good shape.