“Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations” By Nicole Forsgren, PhD, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim “The key to successful change is measuring and understanding the right things with a focus on capabilities–not on maturaity.” “First, maturity models focus on helping an organization ‘arrive’ at a mature state and then declare themselves done with […]Read more "Book: Accelerate"
“The Manager’s Path: A Guide fro Tech Leaders Navigating Growth & Change” By Camille Fournier See: “First, Break All the Rules” “Managers who care about you as a person, and who actively work to help you grow in your career. Managers who teach you important skills and give you valuable feedback. Managers who help you […]Read more "Book: The Manager’s Path"
“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"
“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"