Art of Leadership, The

Art of Leadership, The : Small Things, Done Well

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Many people think leadership is a higher calling that resides exclusively with a select few who practice and preach big, complex leadership philosophies. But as this practical book reveals, what's most important for leadership is principled consistency. Time and again, small things done well build trust and respect within a team.

Using stories from his time at Netscape, Apple, and Slack, Michael Lopp presents a series of small but compelling practices to help you build leadership skills. You'll learn how to create teams that are highly productive, highly respected, and highly trusted. Lopp has been speaking and writing about this topic for over a decade and now maintains a Slack leadership channel with over 13,000 members

The essays in this book examine the practical skills Lopp learned from exceptional leaders-as a manager at Netscape, a senior manager and director at Apple, and an executive at Slack. You'll learn how to apply these lessons to your own experience.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 178 x 233 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 1492045691
  • 9781492045694
  • 64,826

About Michael Lopp

Michael Lopp is a veteran Silicon Valley-based engineering leader who builds both people and product at historic companies such as Slack, Borland, Netscape, Palantir, Pinterest, and Apple. When he's not deeply worrying about staying relevant, he writes about backpacks, bridges, humans, and leadership at the popular weblog, Rands in Repose. He currently works at Apple. This is the way.

Michael has written three books. His first book "Managing Humans, 3rd Edition" is a popular guide to the art of engineering leadership and clearly explains that while you will be rewarded for what you build, you will only be successful because of your people. His second book "Being Geek" is a career handbook for geeks and nerds alike. Michael's third book, Small Things, Done Well, explains how focusing on the small parts of leadership is critical to becoming a better leader.Michael rides gravel bikes, wonders about semicolons, drinks red wine, and tries to understand how forests work amongst the redwoods of Northern California because curiosity is how you grow.
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