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7 ‘Innocent’ habits of failing managers


7 ‘Innocent’ habits of failing managers

Weekly Newsletter for Software Engineers and/or Software Developers 6

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This week: ‘Innocent’ habits of failing managers, workflows to stay (and feel) productive, retaining technical women on your team, keeping your technical skills sharp.


7 habits of failing managers


7 ‘Innocent’ habits of failing managers

Bernard Marr’s roundup of 7 habits that seem innocent on the surface, but undermine credibility and may have deeper implications for the team.

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workflows to stay and feel like a productive manager


Workflows that help me stay (and feel) productive as a manager

Mathias Meyer, CEO of Travis CI, shares an overview of the systems he uses to structure time and handle the challenge of constantly being pulled in different directions.


how to retain technical women on your team


How managers can help retain technical women on their team

In the ongoing “Ask a female engineer” series, Cadran Cowansage from Y Combinator asks female engineers what managers can do to encourage them to stick around.


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how managers can keep their technical skills sharp


From engineer to manager: Keeping your technical skills

Joan Gamell, Engineering Manager at Expedia, explores the conflict between the engineer-self” and the “mentor-self” and what you can do to continue being a technically competent manager.



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Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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