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Do You Want To Be A (Better) Manager?
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Do You Want To Be A (Better) Manager?

Last updated on 2016-10-25

About the Book

Contents 

Introduction

I. Alternatives to Management

   Motivated by Money?

   Are You Willing to Sunlight?

   How To Get Fired as IT Manager

II. Management Techniques

   Acts of Leadership

   Smart Manager Tricks

III. Common Difficult Situations

   Instant Reviews, Instant Tests

  Reasons

   Congruent Interviewing by Audition

   Dealing with Addicted Employees

IV. Management Traps to Avoid

   Technology Can Make You a Bad Manager

   Beware of QuickFixes

   TheSauerkrautSyndrome

   Destroying Communication and Control

   Overstructured Management

V. Managing Yourself

   Anger Management

   Beyond Blaming: Congruence

   In Danger of Success

   Staying Young

About the Author

Gerald M. Weinberg
Gerald M. Weinberg

I've always been interested in helping smart people be happy and productive. To that end, I've published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. I've also written books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the nine-volume Quality Software series.

I try to incorporate my knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of my writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, software engineers, and people whose life-situation could require the use of a service dog). I write novels about such people, including The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, Jigglers, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, Where There's a Will There's a Murder, Earth's Endless Effort, and Mistress of Molecules—all about how my brilliant protagonists produce quality work and learn to be happy. My books that are not yet on Leanpub may be found as eBooks at <http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JerryWeinberg>; on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B000AP8TZ8; and at Barnes and Noble bookstore: http://tinyurl.com/4eudqk5.

Early in my career, I was the architect for the Project Mercury's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. I won the Warnier Prize, the Stevens Award, and the first Software Testing Professionals' Luminary Award, all for my writing on software quality. I was also elected a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and chosen for the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame.

But the "award" I'm most proud of is the book, The Gift of Time (Fiona Charles, ed.) written by my student and readers for my 75th birthday. Their stories make me feel that I've been at least partially successful at helping smart people be happy.

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