101 Questions to Ask in One on Ones. Tons of questions to help prompt discussion and feedback in 1-1 chats with people on your team. Jason breaks the 101 question up in to topical sections. The last two are my favorite tips. (via Michael).
If you’re leading a team, your job is your people.
Care. You can’t fake good leadership. Ideas and anecdotes about caring leadership.
Empowerment is Dead; Long Live Empowerment. Interesting thoughts on leadership from the founder of HolacracyOne.
The three axes of engineering leadership. The Lead, The People Manager, and The Coach; engineering leadership as a three-pronged model.
There are three leaders. I’m going to describe these three archetypes in a hypothetical large company, but I believe aspects of them exist in all groups of people working together on a collective goal.
Instead, I think the most important value of a manager is to serve their reports: to unblock them, mentor them, and keep them pointed in a direction that best serves their needs and the priorities of the organization.
The Rands Test. Fantastic set of questions to assess how your team, your company, and yourself are doing. Too good to pull out just one quote or point.
The assertion that “somebody else will not let me do anything” should always be suspected as a cover-up for inertia.
Peter Drucker – The Effective Executive.