It's the transition from maker/doer to manager/leader that makes this problematic. Managers are often pulled from their craft (usually being recognised for great work) and thrust into management - a role for which they are usually unqualified, or at best have little experience of.

The craft was what brought you to the job, what you excelled at, and what gave you satisfaction. The promotion to management leads to a steep learning curve, troublesome elements (people are never simple, even when they are great employees) and delayed gratification of the elements of work you find satisfactory.

Put another way: if you love coding/making/doing, consider turning down the management position.

Yours,

A manager :)

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