If you're a software engineer used to writing code in a room by yourself, the idea of leading a team—let alone a company—can be terrifying. After all, there are so many things that could go wrong: you might make a bad decision that hurts the company, get fired, or—perhaps worst of all—with the extra workload and decreased coding time, your skills might get rusty, hurting both your future job prospects and the respect you've earned from your peers.
The truth is, you already have the skills to be an effective leader, even if you don't realize it.
From Rob La Gesse, former VP at Rackspace, comes Replace Yourself, the leadership guide for software engineers that's not written as a self-help book. Instead, Rob draws on his years of leadership experience to share lessons he's learned and mistakes he's made. He shows that stepping into a new leadership role, while scary, can level up your confidence and skills in a way you never thought possible.