On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 2:20 PM
██████ ███████ <██████████████████> wrote:
A random question: is there a book on management which you
feel influenced you the most? Can recommend something?
Thanks in advance
On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 4:02 PM Jack Humphrey
Not really. I've been more influenced by people than books.
Role models, mentors, etc.
I often find that most books on leadership and management can
be distilled down into a few pieces of advice. I've found it
pretty effective to see if I understand the advice intuitively,
and if I do, I try it to follow it. If that works well, I put
it in my manager toolkit. A few examples from through the
- Show people you care about them as individuals
- Value all ideas
- Don't micromanage
- Give people the tools, support, and autonomy to solve their
- Reframe problems as opportunities
- Focus on removing roadblocks
- Ask questions -- prefer a question to a statement
- Encourage forward thinking and goal setting (even if only
just goals for the next week)
- Build on strength; shore up weakness
- Flex your management style to fit the needs of the
- Give critical feedback with compassion
- Ask people to help you see your own blindspots
I left a bunch off, that's just a top-of-mind sampling. And I'm
still learning. I have my own blindspots, still.
On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 5:34 PM Jack Humphrey
Also, people I respect strongly recommend Camille Fournier's
book "The Manager's Path."