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Michael Lopp, Managing Humans, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2158-7_40

40. Organics and Mechanics

Moving forward methodically or simply all over the place

Michael Lopp

(1)Los Gatos, California, USA

Stop. Grab a pencil and write down the first and last names of your past three managers. Stare at those names for a bit and relive those months or years of reporting to this person. I want your off-the-cuff opinion about each one. My guess is your opinion falls into one of three buckets:

  • I love this guy. Best manager ever. I still talk to him on a monthly basis because this guy taught me everything I know about what I do. He is my mentor.

  • Mostly harmless. This guy doesn’t really challenge me, but then again, he’s not really slowing me down. I’m ...

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