Hacknot posted a comprehensive writeup on the traits, skills and requirements of a Technical Lead. As a Technical Lead the 19 items listed all hit home. Some are things that I consciously have thought about in my work environment. Others, like Mistake #18: Failing to demonstrate compassion, I’ve thought about repeatedly in my personal life, but I’ve not thought about the impact and consequences of applying this to work.
This post is the authority on how to approach leading a team of technical people. Read it, absorb it, and continually return to it and I think you will be a better person and professional for it.
I’m the Igloo Coder and I’ve still got a lot to learn.