Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – August 2018

Here are a few blogs I recommend reading from this month…

Maslow on Management
Challenging blog looking into Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Motivation. “The famous Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, is a failure of empathy.” Leaders of a team have the responsibility to meeting each person where they are and challenge them from there.

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload
We all feel overwhelmed at times this covers a few pointers that may help. Checking your assumptions against other people’s priorities is worth doing. Also, I feel writing down a to-do list with notes is important so you don’t have to remember details, there is also satisfaction is crossing them off when done!

Research: To Be a Good Leader, Start By Being a Good Follower
Being a leader is being part of the group, sharing the same values and ethos as the teams. It can seem as putting the team before yourself, “the key to success in leadership lies in the collective “we,” not the individual “I.”” Effective leaders learn to follow first.

11 Ways To Become Everyone’s Favorite Boss (While Still Being a Leader)
I don’t like the title of this blog, being a leader doesn’t mean you’ll be everyone’s favourite but a good leader should be respected. But there are good tips in this post to show a “little kindness” to your team.

Scala Central meetup talk – Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager
My first meetup talk is now online.

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