This desk is part of the attendee preparation for our workshop Leading Engineering Teams For New Managers.
It's the context for Day 1: Your Leadership Style.
Grow your leadership style
You are now a manager!
As a manager, one of your primary jobs is to foster a foundation of
trust on your team. This will be the underpinning of the team's overall
health. To foster trust, you've gotta start by understanding each other:
each person's needs, preferences, and approaches to work.
— Lara Hogan
What motivates us?
Direct motives ⇢ Increase performance
Indirect motives ⇢ Decrease performance
• Emotional pressure
• Economic pressure
Before people decide what they think of your message, they decide
what they think of you.
— Amy J.C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger
Right now, your company has 21st century Internet enabled business
processes, mid-20th century management processes, all built atop
19th century management principles.
— Gary Hamel
Benign neglect vs micro-management vs
One of the simplest ways to do that is to stop solving people’s problems
for them and to ask them to start solving them on their own. This is
— Roy Osherove
What are you going to do about it?
Some things to try
• Set a vision and start with why
• Provide frequent feedback and workplace guidance
• Set clear expectations
• Invest in developing your team
• Schedule frequent 1:1s
• Master task delegation
• Develop autonomous leadership
• Work on your empathy skills
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable
one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.
— George Bernard Shaw