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Becoming a Better Manager Means Starting with Yourself with Johanna Rothman

Becoming a Better Manager Means Starting with Yourself with Johanna Rothman

Update: 2019-12-19
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To be a modern manager, you must manage yourself first. In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Johanna Rothman discuss how you must learn to manage yourself to be effective at managing other people. They will discuss some common mistakes managers make and some important values to instill in yourself that will make you a better manager, such as integrity, vulnerability, and congruence.  



 



Show Notes



  • If we don't manage ourselves, we don't have the capability of managing other people. @2:42


  • Micromanagement comes from fear and that fear is out of incongruence. @3:07


  • Blame cuts off options and relationships. @8:25


  • Admitting you're afraid and need help and being vulnerable is a sign of strength not a weakness. @13:48


  • Take small steps in building trust. @15:28


  • Value-based integrity consists of these 5 values: honesty, fairness, consistency, taking responsibility, and treating people with respect. @18:43


  • Self-awareness is difficult, but often is as simple as asking people. @25:14
    • ROTI (Returned on Time Invested) method for a meeting @27:29





  • A challenge for technical managers is actually knowing how to do the work very well. @30:14


  • Take control of your schedule to deal with the time pressure. @36:21



 



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Becoming a Better Manager Means Starting with Yourself with Johanna Rothman

Becoming a Better Manager Means Starting with Yourself with Johanna Rothman

Marcus Blankenship