Chapter 1. Striving toward a Team Leader Manifesto

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

This chapter covers

  • Principles of leadership
  • How to become and remain a good leader
  • Developing other leaders from your peers—growing people

This chapter outlines the principles for becoming, and remaining, a good leader, and also developing other leaders from among your peers.

Leadership in general—and team leadership in the software business in particular, where little training, if any, is provided—isn’t easy to accomplish, or indeed to measure. We can begin with the assumption ...

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