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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Mar 03, Carol rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: new managers. Shelves: buisness , communication , nonfiction , management , netgalley , arc. The management book I've been looking for! Whereas most management books are written by CEOs and sometimes stuffy authoritarian types, Julie Zhou writes this for the newbie manager with an accessible, conversational tone.
Practical advice you can immediately put to use is peppered with anecdotes from Julie's baby steps in management. I'd recommend this for new managers and anyone looking to see if management is for them or not. I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review The management book I've been looking for! I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration. View 2 comments. Jul 17, Elvina Zafril rated it really liked it Shelves: pansing.
Really love this book! The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo is my first book about business management. I really am glad that I got the chance to read this book. The author has become a manager when she was 25 and had no idea what to do and where she should start with. Just imagine a lot of experiences she gained from the start, especially her mistakes. This book reall Really love this book! This book really an easy read. Some topics discussed in this book are; 1. Leadership 2. Skills on how to be people manager 3.
Building trust 4. Having one on one session and many more. I hope you will pick up this book if you are looking for something about business management and people around you in your organization. Thank you, Pansing for sending me a copy of The Making of a Manager in return for an honest review. This book is available in all good bookstores. Feb 25, Anton rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc , business-and-management.
Excellent new release! Clear and succinct delivery, undoubtedly useful for the target audience. I would look at it as a remastered High Output Management by Andy Grove aimed a the modern age new managers. The downside is that is premised on a setting that is hardly universal. Still - there are pearls of practical wisdom in here. So, I would strongly recommend giving this read a go. View all 3 comments. Dec 02, Carol Bookaria rated it it was amazing Shelves: top , , non-fiction , favorites.
This is a great book for anyone in a managerial position or aspiring to fulfill one. It is also great for anyone working in a team or collaborative environment, which is almost anyone. I found the advice practical and down to earth. The author did not use structured terms but rather kept the tone conversational and approachable. Highly recommend it for anyone working in fast paced, dynamic environment who wishes to be a good leader and team member.
Apr 18, Abbey rated it it was amazing. This was a 3. There were a couple chapters I felt were quite valuable, and many that I had 0 notes for. View 1 comment. Mar 03, Samantha rated it it was amazing. I admit I wasn't aware of Julie Zhuo before hearing about this book but now I am her biggest fan!
She first became a manager at 25 and wasn't sure where to start, what she should be doing and what she should NOT be doing! As you can imagine, she has learned a huge amount from this experience, especially her own mistakes. This book is a really approachable guide for managers, whether you are new or experi I admit I wasn't aware of Julie Zhuo before hearing about this book but now I am her biggest fan!
This book is a really approachable guide for managers, whether you are new or experienced. I first became a manager of a team when I was 26 and recently moved into a new company where I inherited a team. My first experience was a team that I set up myself, hired and grew.
Zhuo labels this a "Pioneer" route. My current experience is the "New Boss" route as I am moving into an already established team. Both have their own challenges but I certainly felt it more in my new role, I'm moving into a new environment, in an industry I haven't worked in before, and need to quickly build up relationships with my team members, proving I can be a good manager and am capable of doing the job!
Luckily I got a copy of this book at just the right time and was able to devour it before starting my new role. In it, aside from breaking down the different routes to management and techniques to deal with each, the book covers areas such as: - what really is management? How do you tell a great manager from an average one?
I read it all the way through, making notes as I go, but I'll now use it as a guide I can dip in and out of when needed. Thank you Julie for a wonderful book! Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The book feels very Facebook and a little less personal, probably because Julie helped to shape its culture but was still at the company when she wrote it.
Managers new to Facebook will probably find this very helpful. Julie does not go deep into topics, but rather provides a solid checklist build on her long experience as a manager in Facebook. There are some interesting ideas that could be implemented. Overall a solid book targeted to junior to mid-level managers.
Jan 14, Sharry Lu rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Learned a lot from the book. Feels like having a personal mentor. The author is frank and humble in her writing, allowing me to learn from failures and mistakes. Must have trusting relationship, know them well Coach them to do their best - 3 process how? Predictable plans needed, need to establish common values.
You need to love the day to day of management. Management is all about people - Ask 1 do I find it more motivating to achieve a certain outcome or play a certain role. Need adaptability. Are you the friend ppl go to for emotionally charged moments - The best outcomes come from inspiring people to actions, not telling them what to do.
Your decisions need to be best for the team, not for yourself. It must be earned. This will help you realize goals - See yourself as a coach. Realize you own the outcome of your team - Figure out: 1 how do I make decisions 2 what do I consider a job well done 3 what responsibilities did I take care of when it was just me?
Be upfront with what kind of relationship you want to have and what kind of manager you want to be. Better to do first than when you settled in - Have 1-on-1 and figure out their dream manager 1 what did you and your past manager discuss that was helpful to you? Why do you think that? Give yourself permission to be a diff manager than the one the team used to have. Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.
Be patient and learn. First, Figure out if great work means the same to both of you, then figure out motivation. Mistakes, fear, challenges. Ask what are the qualities of a perfect manager for you. Show respect and care for your rapport.
Doing your best to help ppl be successful, understand what they care about, personal blends into professional, need to be unconditional. What motivates you? How are you feeling about work? Let them lead and while u listen and probe. What has he learned recently and what do you wanna learn?
It helps collaboration to have them leave - Personal and organizational value must match, if not then the individual might need to be moved. Only counts if it makes things better. Make listeners feel safe. Ppl look to you for answers- immense pressure to make the right decisions.
Imagine your days, how you look waking up, feelings while working out, at quiet time, walking into office. Ask both task specific and behavioral feedback. Ask what skill do you think I can work on? X is my goal, how do you think I can work on that. How would you coach someone with the same goals? Can you describe a favorite project? What would ur peers agree are your areas of growth?
So walk the walk. Jul 14, Elina rated it really liked it. Could find lot of advices in this book for myself. Enjoyed book simpliest way how to talk about important things. Mar 21, Manuela Barcenas rated it it was amazing. It's the perfect resource for new managers and experienced managers looking to improve their leadership skills.
Julie's style is clear, fun, and extremely relatable. I loved the examples she provides and the illustrations that go with them. The book covers topics such as: -The true definition of management -What to do during your first few months in the job -How to develop trust with your direct reports -How to prepare for meetings an I'd highly recommend reading Julie Zhuo's The Making of a Manager.
The book covers topics such as: -The true definition of management -What to do during your first few months in the job -How to develop trust with your direct reports -How to prepare for meetings and what type of questions to ask -Best practices to exchange feedback with your direct reports -The importance of self-awareness and getting over the imposter syndrome -Designing your team intentionally and hiring the right people -Mastering the art of delegation and processes -Investing in a positive team culture -The importance of developing a growth-mindset and constantly working to improve your management skills I'm grateful I got to read the book before the release date and should say I've become a huge fan of Julie after learning about her experience as a female leader in one of the most renowned companies in the world.
Sep 06, Stephanie rated it liked it. Because I am in digital technology management, I tend to read mostly management books by Silicon Valley authors. However, I am in the Midwest, and the issues I regularly face are not really acknowledged in most of these books. This is no exception.
I wish I worked in a world where my biggest issues were filling all my headcount needs and nurturing overly ambitious employees. Try writing a book about working with what you have when it is not nearly enough, or finding an internal backfill outside Because I am in digital technology management, I tend to read mostly management books by Silicon Valley authors.
Try writing a book about working with what you have when it is not nearly enough, or finding an internal backfill outside of your area to fill the shoes of three experienced people who have left the company. Or how about hiring a global team, where low-cost will always trump high-value. Maybe even a lesson on if it is better to keep on a mildly effective employee, rather than letting them go knowing that a backfill is only a distant possibility. For those of you living the FacebookGoogleApple life, enjoy reading about your world.
Feb 20, Anitajt rated it it was amazing. Every now and then I read a book that inspires me, this book is written in a very readable, honest and frank way. A must for e Every now and then I read a book that inspires me, this book is written in a very readable, honest and frank way. A must for everyone who works in a team as one day you will manage that team.
Think positive and you will achieve. Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I just finished this book and I have an urge to start it all over again. If I ended up taking notes, it would probably amount to the same number of pages as the book itself such are the great insights contained in it.
And it will be a book I gift to fellow managers and soon-to-be managers for sure and a guaranteed presence in our company library from now on. Jun 15, Dmitriy Rozhkov rated it really liked it. As you read more books it's hard giving them a rating. One should always drop back to a beginners mind when giving stars. The book has certainly a fair amount of knowledge I've read before.
Yet it provides a good gradual introduction step by step into a managerial role. It's not a comprehensive book, but rather an outline of milestones with some must know pieces of advice. Nov 12, Jeffrey rated it it was ok Shelves: professional-reading.
Dec 13, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: reference , mebbe-again. This book serves well for someone who's never been a manager, or for someone who's a manager but feels like they're floundering. It covers the priorities and focuses of a manager well, in a holistic manner. In this respect, it's also a great book for someone who's trying to manage up, or trying to understand their manager's focuses better.
However, this book does get a bit confused and confusing. Some parts, such as "managing yourself," reads like any general employee self-help book without any " This book serves well for someone who's never been a manager, or for someone who's a manager but feels like they're floundering.
Some parts, such as "managing yourself," reads like any general employee self-help book without any "manager" specific parts. Other times, the book gives one advice e. I know all cases aren't the same, but Zhuo dances around the question of how to evaluate whether a case is nurture or cut.
Arguably the ability and tools to evaluate such situations are the most important things a manager needs to learn. May 28, Joshua Hynes rated it it was amazing Shelves: management , design , non-fiction. Thoughtful, insightful, and amazingly practical, Julie not only lays out the what and why of managing, but also the how-to as well.
Jan 11, Erin rated it it was amazing Shelves: business. This is one of the best books I've read on management - both realistic and helpful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking down the barrel of a new promotion or job transition. Jan 27, Becky rated it it was amazing. Extremely helpful dive into the realities of being a first time manager. I wish I would have found this sooner! Jun 16, May a novel reader rated it really liked it. I feel like a lot of books on management and leadership come from long-time leaders who are kind of disassociated from what it's like to first start out-- which, let's be honest, is going to be the majority of the people who look toward a book on how to be a manager.
So I enjoyed the hell out of Zhuo's candid, often funny, very insightful words on how weird it is to go from a peer to a manager, how to inspire people, how to gain trust, etc. I highly recommend this book for any new leader and I'm I feel like a lot of books on management and leadership come from long-time leaders who are kind of disassociated from what it's like to first start out-- which, let's be honest, is going to be the majority of the people who look toward a book on how to be a manager.
I highly recommend this book for any new leader and I'm insanely glad to have read it. Jun 06, Angelos Karagkiozidis rated it liked it. I found the book rather bland. Julie's prose is definitely not my cup of tea. Some too perfect examples with perfect outcomes and advice that only make sense in a specific type of environment. May 20, Jenielle rated it really liked it.
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As an individual contributor, your role was to do your individual work to the best of your abilities. Enter a caption An effective team has Direction Team members should agree on the same goals and that this work is worth pursuing Alignment Everyone on the team knows their role on the team and what others are doing. Commitment Each person is committed to the team and dedicated to the work.
Turn this Ship Around by David Marquet is an account of managing the staff of a nuclear submarine that were under-performing and their path to becoming one of the most improved ships in the fleet. The main theme of this book is to push decision making down to lower and lower levels of the organization. At the end o the certification, the decision is made whether the team is ready to perform the operation.
Continually and consistently repeat the message Specify goals, not methods I liked the chapter on clarity a lot. It describes the skills you need to learn to transition to a new job in management, whether it be as a line manager of a team or as a new CTO. Being hired is a external leader is more difficult than being promoted from within.
Lack of familiarity with internal networks, corporate culture, lack of credibility To overcome this take a business orientation to understand the business, develop the right relationships and align expectations. Understand the latitude you have to make changes. Ongoing progress makes people more motivated On days when there are setbacks leads to apathy and lack of motivation As an aside, I always think of this when onboarding new employees or interns.
If you can get them to land a small change in the code base in the first few days they will feel like they are making progress. I really enjoy the structure of the book, as it describes the path from individual contributor to CTO.
Also, it also addresses specific issues related to engineering management. I have recommended this book to many people and refer to it often. Delightful yet raw stories of management in the trenches of various tech companies. Share this: Twitter Facebook.
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