The Making of a Manager

by Julie Zhuo

Category: Leadership

Book Reviews

  • For founders transitioning to becoming managers. Here are three books worth reading. to Tweet
  • @schoeyfield @joulee It’s a great book so I highly recommend it. @joulee medium account is also really good.Link to Tweet
  • @joulee Been reading and recommending your archive on medium on a weekly basis. Same with your book. It’s like a desk reference for managers. Thank you. You rock :)Link to Tweet
  • Strategy is critical at the earliest stages of a business. The three tasks that @joulee recommends to do more of describes exactly what an early stage startup team should be doing to be strategic. Also, her book on management is 🔥 to Tweet
  • I finally had a chance to read "The Making of a Manager" by @joulee - if you're a manager of product, design or engineering for a company built on empowered product teams, it's worth your time - Julie and I have learned a lot of the same hard lessons: to Tweet
  • The Making of a Manager is a contender on the Porchlight Business Book Awards! Amazing to be in such good company and to have so many of these books on my shelf. to Tweet
  • A few additional must-read books for any manager: 1. Quiet Leadership by David Rock 2. Drive by Dan Pink 3. Deep Work by Cal Newport And, obviously, The Making of a Manager, by @jouleeLink to Tweet
  • To manage others better, you must first manage yourself. Get to brutal honesty with yourself. Know your strengths, weaknesses, and how do operate at your best. An excerpt from my book “The Making of a Manager”: to Tweet
  • Finished @joulee's fantastic The Making of a Manager. The title is perfect because we should think of management as a craft, to be learned and practiced, and not as some job title you get promoted into, which is how so much of tech treats it. to Tweet
  • My book “The Making of a Manager” is out today 🎉 It’s everything I wish I’d known when I became a manager at the age of 25. Know someone who might benefit from it or looking for a refresher for yourself? Please help me spread the word! to Tweet
  • 11 days until book launch! The Making of a Manager — an “everything you need to know” field guide for early career managers. to Tweet

About Book

Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Congratulations, you're a manager! After you pop the champagne, accept the shiny new title, and step into this thrilling next chapter of your career, the truth descends like a fog: you don't really know what you're doing. That's exactly how Julie Zhuo felt when she became a rookie manager at the age of 25. She stared at a long list of logistics--from hiring to firing, from meeting to messaging, from planning to pitching--and faced a thousand questions and uncertainties. How was she supposed to spin teamwork into value? How could she be a good steward of her reports' careers? What was the secret to leading with confidence in new and unexpected situations? Now, having managed dozens of teams spanning tens to hundreds of people, Julie knows the most important lesson of all: great managers are made, not born. If you care enough to be reading this, then you care enough to be a great manager. The Making of a Manager is a modern field guide packed everyday examples and transformative insights, including: * How to tell a great manager from an average manager (illustrations included) * When you should look past an awkward interview and hire someone anyway * How to build trust with your reports through not being a boss * Where to look when you lose faith and lack the answers Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you wish you had.

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