All of us believe we’re ready for a position of leadership. That’s because, as developers, we “always” see the “right” approaches. It’s hard for us to understand why that “pointy-haired boss of ours” could make such short-sighted decisions. But until you’re confronted with the realities of leadership, it’s hard to see the challenges that will confront you. Effective technical leaders need to understand how to set priorities, balance technical decisions with business value, and resist political pressures from all directions. Join me as we talk about how to make your next promotion a successful one.