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Copy Your Boss's Information Sources

Say you're new to a team, and you need to build up your toolbox of leading indicators as manager. One trick you have available to you is to watch your boss — because the likelihood is high that they're better at it than you are.


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#25 Finding Motivation as an Old Manager

How do you manage your down days now that other people depend on you?

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#24 Finding Motivation as a New Manager

How do you find motivation in management, when you no longer get to code?

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#23 Understanding Your Boss's True Motivations

Understanding your boss's true motivation is a first step to managing up.

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#22 Being the Shit Shield for Your Team

When you're protecting your team from outside events, how much is too much?

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Getting Process Change to Stick

You see some changes coming up in your org, and you want to initiate a process change before the pain hits. But your process change doesn't take. What do you do?


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The Manager's Job Revisited

I've written many times on this site that understanding the manager's job is to 'increase the output of the team' has fundamentally changed the way I practiced management. This is a small update to that view.


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Book Summary: Radical Candor

A summary of Kim Scott's 2017 management book, Radical Candor, focusing on the three novel techniques that she introduces as part of her framework for effective feedback.