The Missing Manager's Guide

Like most people, I was thrown into management without any training or even knowledge of how to lead, other than my own experiences and intuition. A good "individual contributor" doesn't necessarily make a good manager, and these are the lessons I've learned along the way that made me a manager that my team and stakeholders loved.

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I have had a lot of managers in my 20 years as a software engineer. There are some I look back on with complete adoration. I would follow them anywhere and gladly work through the night on a critical project if they asked me to. Then there are others that I would rather quit than work for. I've worked for brilliant jerks and lovable idiots. Sometimes you put up with the brilliant jerks for awhile because although they're a pain to work with, they get results. Sometimes you put up with the lovable...

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