A selection of the most interesting leadership resources that I have recently encountered (both general and IT-related). Feel free to submit your own proposals in the comments.
General Leadership links
- 6 Reasons Introverts Make Great Managers. Drew Hendricks describes the main advantages of introvert personality for such job.
- 8 Truths to Conquering Indecision. Want to be more decisive? Read this article by Carolynne Melnyk.
- Message to My Manager: Stop Trying to Motivate Me! by Susan Fowler. A few words about ‘motivating’ employees.
- 10 Big Ideas from Blind Ambition by J.D. Meier.
- A Manager’s Guide to Reference Checking using the “TORC” Method. Looking for a better way to verify candidate’s references? Dan McCarthy describes a very interesting approach.
- 35 Best Quotes from Management 3.0 #Workout. Jurgen Appelo presents the most popular quotes from his latest book.
- How To Relax In Less Than One Minute by Jon Rhodes. Quick and simple, but so useful.
- The 11 Best Things You Can Say to Your Team this Year! by Terina Allen.
IT Leadership links
- How Do I Still Write Code as a Tech Lead? Pat Kua gives a few tips to apply the right balance between technical and managerial duties.
- Agile Needs to Be Both Iterative and Incremental. Mike Cohn explains why combining these two approaches together (as in Scrum) gives the best results.
- The Obligation of the Programmer. Robert C. Martin proposes a code of ethics for all programmers, to help handle the responsibility that comes with the power our profession has in the modern world.
- No Projects – Beyond Projects by Allan Kelly.
- The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis by Chris Schotanus. The author explains how PRA can be applied during various phases of sequential or agile system development.
- Continuous Delivery for Databases: Microservices, Team Structures, and Conway’s Law by Matthew Skelton.
- Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 1. Michał Bartyzel describes approaches that can help us understand true business needs. Read also Part 2 here.
- The Dominant Leader Fallacy by Erik Dietrich.
- Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2014 by Abel Avram. A good summary of sessions presented at the conference.
- 15 Characteristics of a Good Programmer. A few tips from John Rampton to ensure you hire the right kind of developers.