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Rands in Repose
Lost in Translation
This post has two great points about being a manger. First, you will have failure, and it’s OK. It’s a big part of learning. Second, communication and providing direction is hard and it can feel unnatural. Reiteration and assuming nothing can help improve the situation. What feels like over communication might just be the right amount.
Reading Time: 10 minutes
Just as being an effective learner is a vital skill to growing as a programmer, it’s vital to grow as a manager and leader. Focusing on keeping an open mind, staying scrappy, and learning from the inevitable ups and downs of the process will allow you to grow and improve your effectiveness.
Reading Time: 15 minutes
Andreessen Horowitz offers a very thoughtful review of Andy Grove’s book ‘High Output Management’. There are some excellent nuggets of wisdom in this post, including insight on the role of a manager, the importance of upfront project planning, and what to look for when hiring managers. My biggest takeaway was that I really need to read the book.
Reading Time: 6 minutes
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