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I am new to managing people. What books, articles, etc., would you recommend on the topic? Trying to be a non-shitty manager!

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Read books on Leadership - focus on how to be a good leader and not a boss or manager. Here's a short list in no order 1. Don't micro manage- trust your people and help them as much a possible - offer help before they come and ask. 2. Fold your sleeves and be part of the work too, don't just delegate and walk away. 3. If someone is not performing, have a one on one conversation with them and see how to better help them - sometimes there's other things going on in their life that they need help with which might be affecting their work. 4. Be a good listener 5. Motivate your team, inspire your people - have meaningful work - show them the impact their work and time is producing 6. Celebrate small successes and congratulate the team frequent 7. Appreciate their hard work and efforts 8. Be transparent and honest all the time 9. Admit of you lack a skill and need their help

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Actually never read a book on it, but I've taken bits and pieces of what I liked from my best managers and applied it to how I manage. I also have frequent 1 on 1s so that I give current feedback as well as getting to know them better. Has worked out extremely well

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Treat people like how you want to be treated

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The fact that you care enough to ask for advice shows you have the heart to be a great manager!

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If you're in tech, I recommend reading "Managing Humans". Awesome book.

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Unfortunately, there are always a few people that you just want to strangle...not to mention frequently unreasonable deadlines set by upper management, which requires a tougher treatment, but I still try to treat everyone fairly

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Four Agreements Five Dysfunctions of a Team Man’s Search for Meaning Drive

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IBM 1 has good suggestions. I’d add Getting Naked. But even more important than reading books, is spends my time with your teams

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10. Always have your team's back! You're expected to shield them but also having the hard conversations

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Familiarize your self with the concept of ’Unconcious Biases’ as well as the nuances of Diversity and Inclusion. You may perceive yourself to be open and fair however, eliminating the risk is worth the effort

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Leadership BS: Fixing workplaces and careers one truth at a time

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Radical Candor

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@M1, it’s that easy?

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Also would love resources ! And thanks OP for trying to improve :)

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One minute manager

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If you’re introverted, “Leading Quietly” is good

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Who’s got the monkey? — old HBR article that truly changed the way I respond to issues from my teams

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PMBOK

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IBM1 mentioned "Man's Search for Meaning." I don't know how much it's helped me as a manager per se, but it's something everyone should read. Literally a life saving book for me.

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HBR Ideacast (short podcast episodes)

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