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(2017 - 1/9) New Manager Death Spiral

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September 29, 2017

(2017 - 1/9) New Manager Death Spiral

Calibrate 2017 (1/9) - https://www.calibratesf.com/

"New Manager Death Spiral" - Michael Lopp, Slack, VP of Engineering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rClwWhRCcao&index=1&list=PL8iMj9kx_ykTSWpvKj0oBuHYSR6eA9fnu

Michael is a Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and product at companies such as Borland, Netscape, Palantir, and Apple. While he's not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, poker, and werewolves at the popular weblog, 'Rands in Repose'. He currently works as the VP of Engineering at Slack in San Francisco.

https://twitter.com/rands

Calibrate is a conference for new engineering leaders hosted by seasoned engineering leaders. Organized and hosted by Sharethrough, it was conducted on September 30, 2015, September 30, 2016 and September 29, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

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  1. None
  2. Congratulations!

  3. and well- trained instincts aren’t doing you many favors. 


    Your good intentions, Bad news. prior training,
  4. A cautionary tale full 
 of hard-earned advice.

  5. lopp / calibrate / New Manager Death Spiral

  6. Disclaimer: 
 A worst case scenario New Manager Death Spiral

  7. 1: “I can do it.I’m the Boss.” New Manager Death

    Spiral
  8. First, 
 you sign-up for
 all the things. New Manager

    Death Spiral
  9. Your first 
 failure mode. New Manager Death Spiral

  10. Your job isn’t to 
 get things done, it’s to

    
 get things done at scale. New Manager Death Spiral
  11. 2: “I can do it all myself. I’m 
 in

    control because I’m the Boss.” New Manager Death Spiral
  12. The ineptitude 
 of fake delegation. New Manager Death Spiral

  13. First, 
 they tell you. New Manager Death Spiral

  14. “We didn’t understand that this portion of the project was

    more important, so we started over here which, in hindsight, was clearly the wrong place to start.” Them
  15. You think “It’s obviously the wrong place to start. If

    I were running this project, we wouldn’t be in this situation.”
  16. You “I can do it all myself. I am in

    control because I’m the Boss.”
  17. You “Go figure it out… 
 or else.”

  18. Your job 
 is to aggressively delegate. New Manager Death

    Spiral
  19. So, 
 they fail. New Manager Death Spiral

  20. Opinions
 become facts. New Manager Death Spiral

  21. Congratulations! New Manager Death Spiral

  22. 3: “This is not me.” New Manager Death Spiral

  23. None
  24. None
  25. Management 
 is not a promotion. New Manager Death Spiral

  26. Management 
 is New Manager Death Spiral career restart.

  27. The Death Spiral 
 is not real. New Manager Death

    Spiral
  28. New Manager Death Spiral Let others change your mind.

  29. Let others change your mind. Augment your obvious and non-obvious

    weaknesses with a diverse team. New Manager Death Spiral
  30. New Manager Death Spiral Let others change your mind. Augment

    your obvious and non-obvious weaknesses with a diverse team. Delegate more than is comfortable.
  31. None
  32. trust

  33. lopp / slack / Thank you!

  34. lopp / slack / Q&A

  35. None