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Dec092011

You Can't Fire Everyone

If you go through your leadership career wondering "if only I'd been stuck with a better team of developers - we'd do much better" - you're doing it wrong.

Management - done right, is a tough job. That's why you get paid more. But some managers prefer to go through life taking the money and not doing the hard work. (loosely quoting Jerry Weinberg).

Take a hard look in the mirror --

Your job as a leader and manager is to turn your team into a team you can be proud of.

If you easily resort to getting people out of the team - you're not doing your job.

Grow them -- invest time and effort. Do the hard things and the things that scare you.

PS

The title is from this book. it's not great, but the title is very nice.

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