How much to manage (“Management Energy Units”)
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This week: “Management Energy Units”, Things I’ve learned transitioning from IC to management, Conducting effective one-on-ones, The art of pull requests.
Steven Sinofsky, Board Partner at A16z, breaks down managing up, down, and sideways—and lays out a framework for how to budget your energy at every level of management.
Gergely Orosz, Engineering Manager at Uber, describes his recent transition to engineering manger. He says, “As an engineering manager, you’ll need to put company first, team second and your team members third”—a statement that’s sparked thoughtful discussion.
“One-on-ones help you establish what kind of manager you are, and need to be,” says Leah C. Tyler. This important post proves a formula for making your one-on-ones effective, critical things to look for, and some specific questions to ask.
Danny Preussler, Android Lead at Viacom, describes how a teammate writing a “Pull Request Manifesto” bolstered a supportive, safe, and collaborative environment.
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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