Management 101

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May 10, 2019
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Management 101

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Lara Hogan

May 10, 2019
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  1. Management 101

  2. What is people management?

  3. We see managers…

  4. We see managers… • Estimate work on behalf of the

    team • Proactively identify and remove roadblocks • Ensure their team sets OKRs • Help engineers level up by giving them new responsibilities and challenges
  5. We might not see managers...

  6. We might not see managers... • Have difficult conversations •

    Understand team dynamics, strengths and weaknesses • Understand team members’ career goals and help them to succeed • Create/maintain an open and inclusive team culture
  7. In fact, MOST of managers’ work is invisible

  8. This is one reason why switching to management can feel

    intimidating.
  9. 1. Common skills managers need 2. Deep dive into 2

    of those skills 3. How to get the support you need
  10. Day-to-day management skills

  11. 1 Helping teammates grow

  12. Helping teammates grow Owning/ executing/leading product area 1 2

  13. Helping teammates grow 1 2 Sculpting team culture 3 Owning/

    executing/leading product area
  14. Helping teammates grow 1 2 Sculpting team culture 3 Representing/

    shaping organization overall 4 Owning/ executing/leading product area
  15. Helping teammates grow 1 2 Sculpting team culture 3 4

    Representing/ shaping organization overall Owning/ executing/leading product area
  16. Helping teammates grow 1 2 Owning/ executing/leading product area

  17. Helping our teammates grow

  18. Mentoring

  19. Mentorship: Giving advice, based on your experience

  20. Coaching

  21. open questions reflection +

  22. The power of open questions

  23. The best open questions start with “what” • What’s important

    about this? • What’s hard about this? • What does success look like?
  24. Reflections

  25. • Can I reflect back what I’m hearing you say?

    • Here’s what I know to be true about you. • Let’s reflect on where you were this time last year.
  26. Opportunity Matching

  27. Belonging: sense of community, kinship, connection Improvement/Progress: progress towards purpose,

    goals, growth Choice: flexibility, autonomy, decision-making
  28. Equality/Fairness: everyone is treated equally, decisions are fair Predictability: certainty

    about resources, timing, direction, and changes Significance: status, visibility, recognition
  29. complete the work develop the individuals +

  30. complete the work develop the individuals

  31. "The great leaders are like the best conductors. They reach

    beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players." —Blaine Lee, science fiction author
  32. develop the individuals complete the work

  33. Opportunity Matching = Critical Thinking

  34. 1 2 3 4 Helping teammates grow Sculpting team culture

    Representing/ shaping organization overall Owning/ executing/leading product area
  35. Manager Crew (Manager Voltron!)

  36. Be on the lookout for people who: • will push

    you out of your comfort zone • have different levels of experience than you (both more experience, and less experience) • have experience in a different industry • are good at the things that you’re terrible at
  37. Lean on your Manager Voltron: • Teach you new skills

    • Give you feedback • Give you gut-checks • Coach you • Set and measure your career goals
  38. Next steps: 1. Match teammates to opportunities 2. Experiment with

    coaching 3. Build your Voltron/crew of support
  39. Open Q&A