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Do's and don'ts for Team Leaders - 1

7 do's for Team Leaders
Say you've just got promoted to a team lead position and have no clue, or received no training from your prior leader in this regard. Well, here's a little something for you. This is, by no means a thorough guide, but rather a kick starter. These 7 points below are an extract of what I've experienced as a Team leader of smart and versatile software engineers.

1. Be friendly and supportive:
Simplest and most general rule that fits everywhere. Hard to achieve though.
Friendliness requires openness and transparency. Try to make work fun without compromising on your company's mandate.

Dine with your team, talk about stuff other than work. Share jokes and inspirational quotes/videos. Make your presence comfortable. A good leader knows his players' interests, current goals, future plans, daily activities, pet names, favorite pizza toppings... you get the point.

Being supportive means you should always be available, set examples by doing and be the e…