As a recently appointed tech leader, you want to show you can do it all.
Mentoring, guiding, coaching and setting an example. Proving yourself to others also means often falling back on your coding skills, experience and knowledge to prove you are not “one of those managers” – the ones that “have no clue what it is to be us”.
The irony is, managers who have “no clue” are actually putting their people first. They are not letting the tech get in the way.
So it’s a choice. What are you going to be? A good leader or a good coder?