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Grow Your Leadership

Grow Your Leadership

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.


June 14, 2021

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 called delegation — Roy Osherove
  5. 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
  6. 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