This is the best Management book out there for designers

cover of ‘the making of a manager’

1. ‘Your job, as a manager, is to get better outcomes from a group of people working together.’

A team of people can always achieve more than what a single person can. As a manager, your job is to lead your team to those outcomes.

2. ‘The best outcomes come from inspiring people to action, not telling them what to do.’

As a manager, it’s easy to ask people to do certain things. It’s not too hard to pass on a set of responsibilities.

3. ‘The job of a manager … is to turn one person’s particular talent into performance.’

Remember when we talked about how important it is that your reports grow with you?

4. ‘Just because your report didn’t work out on your team doesn’t mean it’s on him.’

There will come a time where every manager has to make difficult decisions.

5. ‘You’re more likely to have a great meeting if everyone necessary, and nobody extraneous, is there.’

There is lackluster energy when there are too many people in a meeting.

6. ‘At the beginning of the project, let your report know how you’re planning to be involved.’

You might have heard that communication is key in any relationship. This is the case in management as well.

7. ‘Jobs may be short, but careers are long.’

As a manager, you will always be on the lookout for good talent.

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