I am an engineer and worked as an individual contributor for msot of my career and is something I enjoyed doing. Last year though I took up a new job where I became a lead - now have ppl reporting to me.
I am however struggling a lot as a leader. I sometimes am not able to get basic issues raised at the right time or plan out the overall activities for the team well enough. I am more concerned that my inability to do well in this will hit the entire team - which is doing a great job and very motivated.
I never led a team before this and want to go back to being an IC where I find myself comfortable and more imp - to ensure that mistakes from me don't affect the hard work put in by everyone in the team.
I know that my team badly needs some senior IC roles and want to take up one of those. How do I ensure that I have a smooth transition from being a manager to an IC? Is there a disadvantage or something negative attached to going from manager to IC role?