I’m observing that good management doesn’t seem to bear much resemblance to what gets taught at those highly priced management schools. This is a good thing.

Some data points …

… I’m currently working with a manager spends very little time telling me what to do, instead spending a lot of time making sure I have a free run to get things done. This includes purchase of some useful tools so the team can move faster.

… Core to the SCRUM methodology is the idea that the goal of management is to remove the obstacles getting in the way of the development team.

… A recent article in Inc.com by Joel Spolsky talking about his Style of Servant Leadership.

… The must read book Peopleware talks about how many common business practices are, in effect, “penny wise and pound foolish” because sacrifice their workers productivity in order to save a few dollars.

These are lessons that I need to remember – especially if/when I move into a “management” role.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Next Post
A Nice Round Number  21 Dec 2008
Prior Post
Announcing NAntGraph  18 Dec 2008
Related Posts
Using Constructors  27 Feb 2023
An Inconvenient API  18 Feb 2023
Method Archetypes  11 Sep 2022
A bash puzzle, solved  02 Jul 2022
A bash puzzle  25 Jun 2022
Improve your troubleshooting by aggregating errors  11 Jun 2022
Improve your troubleshooting by wrapping errors  28 May 2022
Keep your promises  14 May 2022
When are you done?  18 Apr 2022
Fixing GitHub Authentication  28 Nov 2021
December 2008