“WORK together ANYWHERE: A HANDBOOK ON WORKING REMOTELY—successfully— FOR INDIVIDUALS, TEAMS & MANAGERS” by Lisette Sutherland and K. Janene-Nelson “A telecommuter is someone who works remotely (usually from home), either full time or part time, on a fixed team for one company.”“Upwork and Freelancers Union define freelancers as ‘individuals who have engaged in supplemental, temporary, […]Read more "Book: Work together Anywhere"
“Building Trust and Commitment on Your Team” By Dan Appleman “Be Trustworthy” If you are trustworthy, then you will earn rust. “Tell the truth” You don’t have to tell everything all the time. There are times that it’s illegal to reveal some information, such as insider financial information. This means that if you are able […]Read more "MOOC: Building Trust and Commitment on Your Team"
“Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life” by Patty Azzarello “DO Better is about producing exceptional results. DO Better is about working on the right things in the right ways. It’s about rising above the work. DO Better is about freeing yourself from your overwhelming […]Read more "Book: Rise"
“The Culture Map: Breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business” By Erin Meyer “The eight scales are:•Communicating: low-context vs. high-context•Evaluating: direct negative feedback vs. indirect negative feedback•Persuading: principles-first vs. applications-first•Leading: egalitarian vs. hierarchical•Deciding: consensual vs. top-down•Trusting: task-based vs. relationship-based•Disagreeing: confrontational vs. avoids confrontation•Scheduling: linear-time vs. flexible-time”“The point here is that, when examining how people […]Read more "Book: The Culture Map"
“Team Topologies: Organizing Business And Technology Teams For Fast Flow” By Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais “For example, having teams adopting cloud and infrastructure-as-code can reduce the time to provision new infrastructure from weeks or months to minutes or hours. But if every change requires deployment (to production) approval from a board that meets once […]Read more "Book: Team Topologies"
I am not impressed by this book and find it little value to what I already know. Maybe you will find it valuable if this is your first management book. “Leading Lean: Ensuring Success and Developing a Framework for Leadership” By Jean Dahl “The Lean Startup method [hypothesis-driven product development] builds capital-efficient companies because it […]Read more "Book: Leading Lean"
“It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson “There are two primary reasons: (1) The workday is being sliced into tiny, fleeting work moments by an onslaught of physical and virtual distractions. And (2) an unrealistic expectations that stress people out.” “The problem is that there’s hardly any […]Read more "Book: “It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work”"
“Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators” By Patrick Lencioni The five dysfunctions of a team “Dysfunction #1: Absence of Trust: Members of great teams trust one another on a fundamental, emotional level, and they are comfortable being vulnerable wit each other about their weakness, mistakes, fears, […]Read more "Book: Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team"
“The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin “There are limitless dichotomies in leadership, and a leader must carefully balance between these opposite forces. But none are as difficult as this: to care deeply for each individual member of the team, while at […]Read more "Book: The Dichotomy of Leadership"
“Work With Difficult People: Handling the Ten Types of Problem People Without Losing Your Mind” By Amy Cooper Hakim and Muriel Solomon Strategy for dealing with narcissist boss: “Respect yourself. You can speak up without either cringing or bien insubordinate.” “Clarify expectations. Don’t leave a conversation without fully understanding what is expected. Then, create a paper trail by recapping your […]Read more "Book: Working With Difficult People"