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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, Third Edition by Michael Lopp

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© Michael Lopp 2016

Michael Lopp, Managing Humans, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2158-7_41

41. Inwards, Outwards, and Holistics

Flavors of leadership

Michael Lopp

(1)Los Gatos, California, USA

There are all sorts of intimidating titles surrounding the management caste. Engineering manager, senior engineering manager, director of engineering, vice president of engineering, chief technology officer. While these names are useful in determining where an individual lies in the organizational chart, the names are merely hints as to what that person actually cares about. And you should care what they care about whether you’re a manager or an individual contributor.

Like it or not, your boss has as much effect on your career as you do, and they also effectively sign ...

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