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Ignite 12 things good managers say

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Ignite 12 things good managers say

  1. 1. 12 things good UX managers say<br />@UXtina<br />Christina (Xtina) York<br />
  2. 2. If your career is young you should be looking for good examples of leadership.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  3. 3. Aspiring managers should start developing philosophies and practices that represent good leadership.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  4. 4. Managing yourself is never as easy as you imagine.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  5. 5. If you’ve been around a while, reflect on your own leadership practices.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  6. 6. I fight as if I am right, and listen as if I am wrong – and I teach the team to do the same.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  7. 7. I foster a culture that embraces the fuck up.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  8. 8. My success – and that of the team– depends largely on being the master of obvious and mundane things, not on magical, obscure, or breakthrough ideas or methods.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  9. 9. My job is to serve as a human shield, to protect the team from external intrusions, distractions, and idiocy of every stripe – and to avoid imposing my own idiocy on them as well.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  10. 10. I have a flawed and incomplete understanding of what it feels like to work for me.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  11. 11. Innovation is crucial to every team and organization. So my job is to encourage the team to generate and test all kinds of new ideas. But it is also my job to help them kill off all the bad ideas we generate and most of the good ideas, too.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  12. 12. I am not the spokes- model of the team.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  13. 13. My job is to nurture careers and the type of professional behaviour that will impress business and technology people alike.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  14. 14. Because I wield power over others, I am at great risk of acting like an insensitive jerk — and not realizing it. <br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  15. 15. It’s not about being right,<br />it’s about understanding.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  16. 16. Bad is stronger than good. It is more important to eliminate the bad than to accentuate the good.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  17. 17. Aim for excellence in our work, not success. This is the best way to educate about the value of our profession.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  18. 18. 12 Things Good Bosses Believe (May 28, 2010)<br />By Robert Sutton, author of Good Boss, Bad Boss<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  19. 19. Other professions can provide good examples of managerial tactics and leadership strategies.<br />@UXtina #leadingUX<br />
  20. 20. What has a good boss said to you?<br />Don’t like to tweet? Send me your quote: christina.york@ithaka.org<br />@Uxtina #leadingUX<br />

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