Become the leader your engineers need
New to Engineering Management? You can do better than "fake it till you make it"
We all started our professional journey as a "Maker" – a designer, programmer or tester. Our ability to make things is what brought us so far.
We all love the feeling of getting things done.
This is why when we go from a "Maker" into a "Manager" role, we so often fall back to our comfort zone. We're neglecting managerial responsibilities working to complete yet another task instead. It's the power of old habits.
But let's face it – you were NOT being promoted to a managerial position to increase your own productivity. Your job as a manager is to amplify your teammates.
Scaling your software becomes increasingly easier, but what about scaling your engineering team?
You were never taught the subtle art of building a team or leading people. As if this isn't enough, these unique individuals (hence "snowflakes") in your team tend to be incredibly smart, analytical, opinionated and ambitious. You know, engineers.
Leading Snowflakes offers you proven tools and practices for improving your management skills that you can implement – starting today.
"Leading Snowflakes" is chockful of great and actionable advice. Even reading the first two chapters has given me lots to think about on how to improve my own behavior and management. This book is a goldmine!