Will Larson’s articles are always an interesting read. Click and you won’t be disappointed – learn why a metrics-first approach doesn’t work here and how unconscious bias trainings may increase reliance on stereotypes rather reduce it.
Rands is my other all-time favorite author – this time he talks about a few negative default manager behaviors. A good read for both individual contributors and managers so both can identify when it’s happening.
Sounds like a no-brainer, but there are nuances to it – read the article for some real-world challenges you and your org will face as it grows. One spoiler, or rather teaser: “People-Centric Skills Matter Most” 😉
Most of us are not great at handling emotionally loaded situations, such as a grieving teammate. Lara Hogan (who I recently discovered and she has amazing content!) gives actionable advice on how to get better at dealing with this as a manager, but honestly, everyone can learn from this.
Conducting good one on one sessions is one of the most frustrating skills new engineering leads need to learn – I hope my post helps them a bit.