Book: Notes to a Software Team Leader

I heard about this new book, Notes to a Software Team Leader, on a podcast on my way to work this morning. Below is the “Manifesto” of the book; upon reading it I feel the book has potential to have insightful and helpful content – I think it aligns with Nexus’s values in unique and surprising ways.

  • We believe the role of a team leader is to grow the people in their team
    • We believe in adjusting the leadership style to the current needs of the team, over a single style of leadership
    • We believe in challenging ourselves and our teams to always get better, so:
      • We embrace taking risks for our team over staying safe
      • We embrace fear and discomfort as learning new skills
      • We embrace experimentation as a daily practice
        • With people
        • With tools
        • With processes
        • With the environment
    • We believe team leaders lead people, not machines, so:
      • We embrace spending more time with our team than in meetings
      • We embrace learning people skills and techniques

This is a unique “book” – at least, it’s being written in a unique way. It’s not done yet, and if you feel you have something important to say about software team leadership, you can submit a contribution to the book.

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