Episode 17: Good Manager, Bad Manager

Episode 17: Good Manager, Bad Manager

Yael SchweigerRaz Shuty and Noa Tamir are meeting again to talk about management, and specifically what makes a good manager, and how makes a bad one… 

We mentioned in this episode

  1. What is the role of a manager?
    1. What sort of manager are we talking about? Project / People / Function / Strategic / Change Management?
  2. Can an inexperienced manager be a good manager?
  3. Should it be a full-on move? Can it be a combo IC+M role? Does it scale?
  4. How to recognize a good manager
    1. What they do
    2. How you feel
  5. How to recognize a bad manager
    1. What they do 
    2. How you feel
  6. Some stories from our past (good or bad that shaped us as people) 

Reading recommendations: 

  1. https://charity.wtf/2019/09/08/reasons-not-to-be-a-manager/
  2. https://charity.wtf/2019/01/04/engineering-management-the-pendulum-or-the-ladder/
  3. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/300025.The_Ideal_Executive 


  1. https://www.welcometothejungle.com/en/articles/btc-manager-path-camille-fournier
  2. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45007872-97-things-every-engineering-manager-should-know
  3. https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/4-signs-that-a-boss-has-high-emotional-intelligence.html 
  4. https://increment.com/teams/how-to-build-a-startup-engineering-team/ 
  5. https://hbr.org/2018/05/managers-cant-be-great-coaches-all-by-themselves 
  6. https://www.trainingjournal.com/articles/feature/four-types-dysfunctional-manager

Also Available on:

Spotify, iTunes, Google, Stitcher, TuneIn, PlayerFM

Music credits: Dan Lebowitz: Come and Get It! Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

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