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Introduction to Leadership and Management for Developers

Course Summary

Your ability to have an impact on projects and organizations depends on more than just your coding skill, or your official title. It also depends on your ability to influence people - your team members, your managers, your employees, your clients, and you

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The truth behind the stereotype
        ◦ Left-brained leadership
        ◦ It's ok to be politically incorrect
        ◦ A matter of style
        ◦ Why I have the nerve to teach this course
    ● Inside The Black Box
        ◦ Philosophy Matters
        ◦ People are the same. People are different
        ◦ The human operating system
        ◦ Human beings are not rational
        ◦ You can't control people
        ◦ You can't fix people
        ◦ Debugging human interaction
    ● Foundations of Leadership
        ◦ Don't try to be liked - earn respect
        ◦ Role modeling
        ◦ Explain yourself
        ◦ Understanding others (no mind-reading required)
        ◦ Ownership and territoriality
        ◦ Courage and taking a stand
    ● Communication
        ◦ People hear what they want to hear
        ◦ Emotion carries the content
        ◦ Positive-negative-positive
        ◦ 'I' statements
        ◦ The behavior is not the person
        ◦ Active listening
        ◦ Permission to speak freely, sir!
        ◦ Embracing challenges
        ◦ Tone, volume and emotion
        ◦ Focus
        ◦ Write it out
    ● Twists and Turns
        ◦ Giving credit
        ◦ Questions aren't always questions
        ◦ Making mistakes
        ◦ Asking for help
        ◦ Knowledge is power - share it
        ◦ Titles don't always match reality
    ● Within The Hierarchy
        ◦ Expectation and trust
        ◦ Managing the managers
        ◦ Speaking to power
        ◦ Meetings
        ◦ Communicating with the non-technical
    ● Leadership Topics
        ◦ Keeping promises
        ◦ Stay positive / morale and motivation
        ◦ Talking with people who are smarter than you
        ◦ Group problem solving
        ◦ Assertiveness
        ◦ Stay calm
        ◦ Leading from the inside
        ◦ Allies and enemies
        ◦ Planting seeds
    ● Management Topics
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ The vision thing
        ◦ Tools and efficiency
        ◦ Backing up your team
        ◦ Rewarding your team / Feedback
        ◦ The technical management dilemma
        ◦ Decisions
        ◦ Other people's problems
        ◦ Predictability
        ◦ Scheduling and other promises
        ◦ Hiring and firing
        ◦ Treat individuals as individuals
        ◦ Managing friends
        ◦ Closing thoughts


Course Fee:
USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Telecommunications Community

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