240 RR What Makes a Good Manager with Marcus Blankenship


    02:05 – Marcus Blankenship Introduction

    02:52 – Pain and Difficulties of Moving From Programming to Management

    • Identity
    • Credibility

    10:50 – Image and Identity (Cont’d)

    • Expectations
    • Role Models

    19:16 – Management; Making the Move to Management

    • Aikido
    • “Everybody deserves a good manager.”

    23:37 – How do you know if you have a bad manager?

    27:13 – Feedback; Tone of Communication

    33:54 – What should you do when you get promoted to a management position?

    • Nix Production Code Tasks
      • Meet with Your People (Give Feedback)    
      • One-on-one Meetings with Team Members
      • Zero Surprises Evaluation Policy
      • Evaluation Forms
      • Goals and Incentives
      • Reviews for Self-Reflection
    • Get Your Own Feedback

    48:25 – How do you know you are doing a good job?

    51:06 – What if you don’t want to move into a management role?


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