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Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences as a manager at Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, Slack, and Borland. Many of the stories first appeared in primitive form in Lopp’s perennially popular blog, Rands in Repose. The Third Edition of Managing Humans contains a whole new season of episodes from the ongoing saga of Lopp's adventures in Silicon Valley, together with classic episodes remastered for high fidelity and freshness.

Whether you're an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you—and help you survive and prosper amid the general craziness of dysfunctional bright people caught up in the chase of riches and power. Scattered in repose among these manic misfits are managers, an even stranger breed of people who, through a mystical organizational ritual, have been given power over the futures and the bank accounts of many others.

Lopp's straight-from-the-hip style is unlike that of any other writer on management and leadership. He pulls no punches and tells stories he probably shouldn't. But they are magically instructive and yield Lopp’s trenchant insights on leadership that cut to the heart of the matter—whether it's dealing with your boss, handling a slacker, hiring top guns, or seeing a knotty project through to completion.

Writing code is easy. Managing humans is not. You need a book to help you do it, and this is it.

What You'll Learn

How teams work

How to lead engineers

How to handle conflict

How to hire well

How to motivate employees

How to manage your boss

How to say no

How to understand different engineering personalities

How to build effective teams

<How to handle stressed people freaking outHow to run a meeting wellHow to scale teamsWho This Book Is For

This book is designed for managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bytes for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

The Management Quiver

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Chapter 1. Don’t Be a Prick

Be a human
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Chapter 2. Managers Are Not Evil

Start with a basic understanding of where managers come from and what they do
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Chapter 3. Stables and Volatiles

There are two builders you need in the build
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Chapter 4. The Rands Test

Take a brief test to understand the health of your team
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Chapter 5. How to Run a Meeting

Tips for developing your meeting culture
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Chapter 6. The Twinge

Listen all the time and use your experience to detect disasters before they occur
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Chapter 7. The Update, the Vent, and the Disaster

The rules for a good 1:1 and the types of 1:1s that show up on your doorstep
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Chapter 8. The Monday Freakout

Strategies for dealing with the unexpected
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Chapter 9. Lost in Translation

Communication strategies for disconnected personalities
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Chapter 10. Agenda Detection

The first step in getting out of a meeting is understanding why it exists
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Chapter 11. Dissecting the Mandate

Understanding when and how to insist on strategy
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Chapter 12. Information Starvation

Each piece of information that arrives has a proper home or homes
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Chapter 13. Subtlety, Subterfuge, and Silence

Three leadership approaches for traversing complexity and making progress
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Chapter 14. Managementese

The language you use defines your leadership
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Chapter 15. You’re Not Listening

Look them straight in the eye and never look at the clock
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Chapter 16. Fred Hates the Off-Site

A meeting designed to help you set or reset strategy
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Chapter 17. A Different Kind of DNA

A design and architecture meeting with teeth
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Chapter 18. An Engineering Mindset

On the topic of whether you should still code
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Chapter 19. Tear It Down

There are three leadership roles
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Chapter 20. Titles Are Toxic

Titles place an unfortunate absolute professional value on individuals
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Chapter 21. Saying No

The single most powerful arrow in your professional quiver
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The Process is the Product

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Chapter 22. 1.0

The hardest thing to build
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Chapter 23. The Process Myth

Process is a seven-letter word that begins with P that engineers hate
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Chapter 24. How to Start

A nuts and bolts analysis of the time before you start
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Chapter 25. Taking Time to Think

Are you reacting or are you thinking?
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Chapter 26. The Value of the Soak

Let your mind stumble and strike out in random directions
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Chapter 27. Capturing Context

Storing the thoughts that made your ideas bright
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Chapter 28. Trickle Theory

Stop. Go do one thing. Now.
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Chapter 29. When the Sky Falls

Concrete steps to prop up the sky
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Chapter 30. Hacking Is Important

Encouraging disruptive acts
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Chapter 31. Entropy Crushers

Chaos-destroying machines
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Versions of You

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Chapter 32. Bored People Quit

How to detect and fix boredom before it’s a resignation
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Chapter 33. Bellwethers

Defining an interview beyond the technical
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Chapter 34. The Ninety-Day Interview

Eight steps to following during your first ninety days
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Chapter 35. Managing Nerds

A leadership checklist for those who build
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Chapter 36. NADD

Multitasking as art
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Chapter 37. A Nerd in a Cave

The purpose of a cave is not to insulate, but germinate
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Chapter 38. Meeting Creatures

The humans you will meet
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Chapter 39. Incrementalists and Completionists

Realists at war with the dreamers
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Chapter 40. Organics and Mechanics

Moving forward methodically or simply all over the place
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Chapter 41. Inwards, Outwards, and Holistics

Flavors of leadership
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Chapter 42. The Wolf

The single most productive engineer you’ll meet
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Chapter 43. Free Electrons

Care and feeding of the highly productive
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Chapter 44. The Old Guard

The cultural bellwether of the company
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Chapter 45. Rules for the Reorg

Traversing massive change
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Chapter 46. An Unexpected Connection

The act of obsessively understanding in order to find connections
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Chapter 47. Avoiding the Fez

Investments in avoiding irrelevance
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Chapter 48. A Glimpse and a Hook

Design your resume to be a consumable glimpse
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Chapter 49. Nailing the Phone Screen

How to prepare for an important 30 minutes
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Chapter 50. Your Resignation Checklist

A checklist for the final days
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Chapter 51. Shields Down

A glimpse of a potential different future
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Chapter 52. Chaotic, Beautiful Snowflakes

On the necessity of leadership
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