Avoiding Backseat-Leaders — Effective Leadership in Software Development

Leaders need to be hands-on, every day.

Nicklas Millard
3 min readNov 19, 2023

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Many organizations believe that strong soft skills and an ability to lead people far overshadows technical expertise when managing technical teams.

But, let me tell you, you can’t effectively lead developers if you aren’t a developer yourself. It’s as…

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Nicklas Millard

I mostly write to "future me" sharing what I learn and my opinion on software development practices. youtube.com/@nmillard | open for contracts in Jan 2026.