The New Manager's Toolkit

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November 16, 2018

The New Manager's Toolkit

Congratulations, you've been entrusted to lead a team! But wait... what does that mean? You didn't go to school for this. You may not have even been told what your job exactly *is*. Some call this new responsibility the "Stone of Triumph".

In this talk, we'll explain leading and managing (and how they're different), outline what success looks like, and show techniques to get there. You'll learn how to build the skills and tools to carry the "Stone of Triumph" with less pain, and set yourself up for a long and happy career leading creative and technical teams.

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November 16, 2018
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    "Now one of the very first requirements for a man

    who is fit to handle pig iron as a regular occupation is that he shall be so stupid and so phlegmatic that he more nearly resembles in his mental make-up the ox than any other type... He is so stupid that the word "percentage" has no meaning to him, and he must consequently be trained by a man more intelligent than himself into the habit of working in accordance with the laws of this science before he can be successful.” - Fredrick Taylor
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    THIS IS AN ENTIRE FIELD OF STUDY! Tool 4: Books

    & self-study, including Camille Fournier’s “The Manager’s Path”
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    “This company has made a significant investment in hiring and

    training this employee. Your job is to protect that investment.” - Nice HR person
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    “We love leadership because it’s so squishy and hard to

    figure out. But the problem is that it’s so squishy and hard to figure out.” - Nick Means
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    To commiserate with the developer, turn to slide 68. To

    intervene with the PM, turn to slide 71. To tell the person how to respond, turn to slide 132.
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    You fell into the trap! There was no way to

    win. You enter the Swirling Vortex of Drama and are consumed by the fires within. THE END
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    Hey great that you have grit and everything, but… Could

    you think about me once in a while?
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    WHAT IF YOU’D HAD SOMEONE TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS?

    Tool 17: Podcasts about holistic leadership (Reboot)
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    NOT THE JOB: • SAVE EVERYONE • BE ALL-KNOWING •

    CREATE A FAILURE-FREE UTOPIA • SOLVE ALL THE PROBLEMS
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    THE REAL JOB: • BE AVAILABLE • LISTEN, GUIDE, &

    COACH • UNBLOCK & SUPPORT • BUILD BRIDGES OF TRUST • FIND & CONNECT PEOPLE TO THEIR STORIES & PURPOSE • FIND & BUILD FRAMEWORKS
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    Blog Posts First 1:1 by Lara Hogan https:/ /larahogan.me/blog/first-one-on-one-questions/ 87

    1:1 questions by Lighthouse https:/ /getlighthouse.com/blog/one-on-one-meeting-questions- great-managers-ask/ 9 Steps to organizational culture change https:/ /www.tlnt.com/the-9-clear-steps-to- organizational-culture-change/ scrumbook.org Building a Growth Framework https:/ /blog.songkick.com/building-a-growth- framework-2464435e9e46 Tired: Engineering interviews, Wired: engineering auditions https:/ /medium.com/@trek/tired- engineering-interviews-hired-engineering-auditions-5f9f00147a57 Killing the Coding Interview http:/ /pete.holiday/blog/2018/05/killing-the-coding-interview Managering in terrible times https:/ /larahogan.me/blog/being-a-manager-in-terrible-times/ Time management for managers https:/ /blog.hubspot.com/marketing/manager-time- management-tips Stop/Start/Continue for performance https:/ /www.smartpassiveincome.com/start-stop-continue/ Successful Delegation https:/ /www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_98.htm
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    Videos Spotify engineering culture https:/ /vimeo.com/85490944 Autonomy, mastery, purpose by

    Dan Pink https:/ /www.brainpickings.org/2013/05/09/daniel-pink- drive-rsa-motivation/ Radical Candor by Kim Scott https:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj9GLeNCgm4 The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown https:/ /www.ted.com/talks/ brene_brown_on_vulnerability Podcasts Reboot https:/ /www.reboot.io/podcast Managing Up http:/ /www.managingup.show/ Manager Tools https:/ /www.manager-tools.com/all-podcasts
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    Books Radical Candor by Kim Scott https:/ /www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Kick-Ass-Without-Humanity/dp/ 1250103509 Measure

    what Matters by John Doerr https:/ /www.whatmatters.com/ The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier https:/ /www.amazon.com/Coaching-Habit-Less-Change- Forever/dp/0978440749/ The Manager's Path by Camille Fournier https:/ /www.amazon.com/Managers-Path-Leaders-Navigating- Growth/dp/1491973897 Daring Greatly by Brené Brown https:/ /www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable- Transforms/dp/1592408419 Crucial Confrontations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler https:/ / www.amazon.com/Crucial-Confrontations-Resolving-Promises-Expectations/dp/0071446524 Phoenix Project / DevOps Handbook / Accelerate by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Gene Kim https:/ / www.amazon.com/Accelerate-Software-Performing-Technology-Organizations-ebook/dp/B07B9F83WM/ Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni https:/ /www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team- Leadership-Lencioni-ebook/dp/B006960LQW/ Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull https:/ /www.amazon.com/Creativity-Inc-Overcoming-Unseen-Inspiration/dp/ 0812993012 Story by Robert McKee https:/ /www.amazon.com/Story-Structure-Substance-Principles-Screenwriting- ebook/dp/B0042FZVOY
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    Photo Credits DSCN8605 by mtneer_man https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/mtneer_man/5247813293/ 2007-11-04+060 by mtneer_man

    https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/mtneer_man/1883543556 Bull Run Powerhouse drill press by Sam Beebe https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/sbeebe/7153666475 Antique Drill Press by njtrout_2000 https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/njtrout/8098617703 Old work bench and tools by Overwater Photography https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/goverwater/ 9359415879 Man Hold Wood Planer by John Jones https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/160462157@N08/45175333751 Teeth you don't brush by Let Ideas Compete https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/question_everything/ 4051194009 Tools by David Merrett https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/davehamster/2337387039 Two people in a business meeting by rawpixel.com https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/byrawpixel/ 45739276432 Business people in a meeting by rawpixel.com https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/byrawpixel/ 30849318307 Very Quiet by Sergio Garau https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/veryveryquiet/3984595506 Breathing animations by Nathan Pyle https:/ /twitter.com/nathanwpyle/status/ 1023366305280339968