I finally read the copy of Lara Hogan’s Resilient Management that I’ve had for a few months. I’m so glad I finally read it, because it’s about so much more than management.
I’ll be honest, I don’t have a lot of interest in being a people manager, if I do move up a ladder, so to speak, I’d rather move into a leadership role that is more strategic, but doesn’t necessarily involve managing people. BUT this book is about so much more than managing a team, because in order to help someone manage better, Hogan goes into team dynamics, brain science behind how people react to things, and how to give feedback.
Normally, I type up my highlights, but to be honest, I plowed through this book and didn’t underline things because I probably would’ve underlined whole chapters. I know I’ll be referring back to the chapters on setting expectations and communicating effectively over and over as I work. I find team dynamics hard, so I’m really glad to have a reference when I’m working through a rough patch at work, something that can give me words to help explain what’s going on when I’m flummoxed.
My bottom line is even if you aren’t interested in managing people, this book is well worth reading.