“How Did I Not See This Coming?: A New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster” by Katy Tynan “But the things that made you great at your old job wont’ help you in your new one.” “As we talked, I realized that unlike Sigmund, Abraham didn’t believe we needed to be pushed hard to be […]Read more "Book: How Did I Not See This Coming?"
“Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success” by Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch “At Lead Star, we define a leader as someone who influences outcomes and inspires others. You can be a manager without being a leader. The reverse is also true. You can be a leader without being a […]Read more "Book: Spark"
“The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World” by Jon Gordon “John Gottman’s pioneering research on relationships found that marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a five-to-one ratio of positive to negative interactions; when the ratio approaches a one-to-one ratio, […]Read more "Book: The Power of Positive Leadership"
“The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company” by John Rossman “Consider ‘obsession’ versus ‘satisfaction.’ Typical management strives to create and measure ‘customer satisfaction.’ They work to create a slightly more satisfied customer than the competitor and measure the experience in various ways. What if, instead , you ‘obsessed’ over your […]Read more "Book: The Amazon Way"
Here are my notes from Leading Teams MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. What is the Optimal Team Size? Benefits of larger teams More capabilities Moe resources More information and input More ideas and possible solutions Benefits of smaller teams More cohesive higher member satisfaction Faster decision making, consensus More effective individual contribution For startups, larger founding […]Read more "MOOC: Leading Teams"
Here are some notes based on the training at work today. What is emotional intelligence? “The ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” — Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves Key components of emotional intelligence Personal competence Self-awareness Self-managment Short-term: In […]Read more "Lecture: Emotional Intelligence"
“Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers” by Erika Andersen. This book has some good tactical tips on how to lead a team of subordinates. Here are my notes: Listening “Listening to your employees first allows you to ‘dig it up and see what’s there.’ That is, it gives you a chance to find […]Read more "Book: Growing Great Employees"
Here are my notes from Inspiring and Motivating Individuals MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/4504724163 Becoming a Visionary Leader Visionary Leadership Impact of visionary leadership on team performance Create and communicate the vision (6%) Most important during the time of uncertainty Structure the team (role, responsibilities, interdependence) (6%) Show consideration for individual team members (2%+) […]Read more "MOOC: Inspiring and Motivating Individuals"
“Leading the Transformation: Applying Agile and DevOps Principles at Scale” by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser This is a good read that I would recommend to managers and leaders looking to transform your organization toward Agile and DevOps. This book is a short read and provides high-level directions and best practices leaders should do. For implementation […]Read more "Book: Leading the Transformation"
“The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism” by Olivia Fox Cabane. Back in 2012, I listened to this presentation by the author and wanted to dive in a little deeper by reading her book. Two and half years later, I finally made the time to read this book and here […]Read more "Book: The Charisma Myth"