Don’t lead by example

1 · Dropbox · Feb. 21, 2019, 5 p.m.
This is the first in a series of posts that Dropbox Principal Engineer James Cowling has published on his personal Medium blog about technical leadership. Being a strong tech lead is very different from being a strong engineer and we thought the readers of our tech blog would find his experiences relevant and interesting. Back when I was a first-time tech lead at Dropbox I had the misfortune of juggling two intimidating responsibilities at the same time: Build a multi-exabyte distributed storag...