I spent time today catching up on my Instapaper backlog. That means I’ve got plenty of grist for the link roundup mill.
Given that I’m a new manager and that I’m the kind of person that I am, I’ve been thinking recently about what makes great bosses great. Here are some answers:
- Bob Sutton lays out twelve things good bosses believe.
- Bill Taylor explains another thing good bosses believe, that nobody wins unless everybody wins.
- With this in mind, Naomi Karten gives us the tools to resolve disputes so that everybody wins.
- Esther Derby tells us that good bosses also know that resources don’t write software, people do.1
- David Sirota, Louis A. Mischkind, and Michael Irwin Meltzer remind us that it’s important for bosses to understand why your employees are losing motivation (and what to do about it).
- And Esther Derby returns to clarify the importance of software managers knowing a language… that enables communication.
1 This is one of my pet peeves. Slowly, I’m fighting the battle against “resources” at work.