Advice for New Managers

Cate in the blog “Accidentally in Code” has a 5-part series on “Things to Figure Out as a New Manager”:

Part 1: Your Schedule

Part 2: Social Support

Part 3: Communication

Part 4: Feedback

Part 5: Trust

I could have used this earlier in my career.

I don’t see a lot of advice about managing in the tech industry in the weblogs I read. I’d like to see more. This is a good start.

A taste:

Because people are less likely to give their boss feedback, it becomes all the more important for you to give yourself that feedback to them. To own when you screwed up, and apologise. To acknowledge what you learned and what you would do differently. To recognize implicit feedback, and make it explicit between you.