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The Manager's Path

A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
Written by: Camille Fournier
Narrated by: Janet Metzger
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal - especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.

From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you'll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you're a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Listen to this audiobook and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization.

  • Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager.
  • Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead.
  • Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team.
  • Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders.
  • And more...
©2017 Camille Fournier (P)2019 Tantor

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Wonderful Guide for all IT Managers/Engineers

Tons of thanks to the writer 'Camille Fournier' and Narrator 'Janet Metzger'. I am having a total of 15 years of IT experience! The guide/tips I can relate to my career experience.

Around 10hours of length, Covered each and every IT role, responsibilities, challenges in each role... So many good stuff, Listen and Experience it!
It's definitely a reference manual, for all the managers/engineers and we can refer throughout our career.

A very inspirational book Must read/listen for all IT Engineers

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  • Amazon customer
  • 04-10-19

hard to tell which chapter you're on

chapters are short and seem to blend together, hard to tell when you are on the next chapter

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  • Daniel
  • 08-01-20

The best book for tech leaders I read so far

I run a small startup, I am cto and cofounder. I found this book very insightful and helpful. After listing to the audiobook I decided to buy a physical copy to be able to go back to the book and specific sections more easily. Must read for all the tech leaders!

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  • Kelly E Scott
  • 04-03-20

Software Engineering Focused

The book focuses more so on the author's experience with software engineering and managing people in that environment. However, there is still plenty of valuable information to be taken from the book for other disciplines of engineering.

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  • David L. Crogan
  • 01-03-20

super information dense

tons of information, as a mid level engineer, many topics I wonder about were brought up and explained.

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  • Mom NYC
  • 17-11-19

Practical and grounded

This book offers very practical advice on how to move up the IT management ladder. it is like a personal coach or mentor for each stage - giving you the mental map on what's important for each stage.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-19

One of the best books on engineering management

I am an experienced software engineer/tech-lead and in my humble opinion this book excels in providing essential guidance in a simple, well-structured and easy-to-comprehend way. I'm glad I had a chance to "read" it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-09-19

Great book for managers starting up

I enjoy listening to this book, essential because of the examples, the Ask the CTO topic that gives you a better understanding of the subject that was addressed earlier. If you are thinking of embrace a management path for your career you should definitely read this book, if you are already a senior manager, good knowledge don’t occupy space on your brain so you should read this book :).

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  • James Nichols
  • 18-08-19

Great for a someone who is new to management

Great tips for a new manager though some are common sense and others will come with enough experience if you've had competent managers in the past.

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  • Ryan
  • 26-07-19

Wonderful guide for management and being managed

Not wanting to be a manager myself, I was a little skeptical if this book would be good for me, but it was really good at setting expectations of what it means to be managed well and gave insight into what managers do all day. Highly recommend to anyone working in software.

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  • Bjorn Martensson
  • 21-10-19

Thorough, but hard to finish

It gave me some new ideas, but I struggled to finish it. Maybe because I found the pace a bit slow and the voice a bit grating.

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  • Richard C Blain
  • 16-07-19

Very good, straightforward and clear

Seemed a bit slow to get going but very good once I got in the rhythm of it. I am a mechanical engineer and would recommend as a straightforward guide and general advice on mangement to my peers. The book avoids the wooliness, theorising and padding out of a few ideas ommon in books of this type.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-19

A broad spectrum of scope

The book is a fab overview of all levels and scopes of management. From mentoring interns up to CTO.

I’ve taken away handfuls of tips that’ll I’ll be putting into practice.