So I was just told yesterday by one of the team leads that my name was brought up in the last team lead meeting for being on the 'bench'. If someone's on the bench it means they have potential to be a team lead and to go through the interview process. The next step is the pipeline, meaning that interviews are in the process or you're waiting for a position to be opened. Anyone else ever been on the bench and actually got a team lead position out of this? Or should I just keep my hopes down?