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Being a manager is not an elevated version of being an individual contributor
Adaptation is your magic bullet
People like structure and guidance
But people will sink under too much structure and guidance
Let your people lead in their area, even if you don't always agree with where they are going
Schedule regular, consistent, frequent one-on-one meetings
Listen actively, and default to trust
Never give critical feedback on people's emotions. Instead, focus on behavior and impact
Be unapologetically optimistic
Your job is to make your people successful
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