Help! I'm a (Research Software) Manager!
Here is a video recording of my US-RSE talk from May 2021. It’s aimed at research software development, but the main theme - and the theme of Manager, Ph.D. - is that research gives us training in the advanced skills we need to be great managers. We just need to learn the basics of being a good manager, first.
In 10 minutes, I quickly cover:
Acccepting that you’re now a manager.
You can also download the PDF of the slides.
Resources and next steps
My suggestion would be to start with one-on-ones. I have a quickstart guide to getting starting with one-on-ones. It lists out daily steps and resources to get one-on-ones up and running over the course of a month.
Other resources presesnted in the talk are below -
The Manager’s Path: Camille Fournier
re:Work @ Google one-on-one guide
An online list of good one-on-one resources.
re:Work @ Google’s Situation-Behaviour-Impact model
Don’t use “sandwich” feedback, it doesn’t work
Software developers feel more productive when they’re getting useful feedback about job performance
An Engineering Team where Everyone is a Leader - Gergely Orosz