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The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
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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

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

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 audiobook 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...
PublisherTantor Audio
Release dateJun 25, 2019
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

Camille Fournier

Camille Fournier is an experienced leader with the unique combination of deep technical expertise, executive leadership, and engineering management.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This is a wonderful book that I'm certain I'll be recommending to colleagues over and over in the coming years. If you're an engineer with no desire to be a full-time people manager, don't be put off by the title — this is a book about leadership, organizations and culture. There's clear, cogent advice here on everything from how to work well with your manager as an individual contributor, to effectively being a mentor to others, all the way up to strategies for working effectively at the VP and CTO level.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Some pretty good info. Wish I had had this decades ago when I was younger and could have used some tips in here without having to blindly find my way around (although that ended up working out too...). Recommended.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    My path to software was not traditional. I always did well at mathematics in school, but I liked many things that weren't technical - journalism, religion, poetry, and medicine all pulled my strings at some time. I have ended up producing software used in medical research. As such, I figured that I needed to study the traditional career path in software/technology to try to meld my diverse skill-set with more traditional steps.

    Camille Fournier has provided a book that describes that path. She moves step-by-step through a typical career in technology - from first job to senior management with all the steps and choices in-between. This "bird's eye view" lets someone see the path behind them, around them, and ahead of them. As such, it can be used as a framework to enhance one's skills relevant for the longer term.

    The main situation that Camille does not address at length is the non-traditional one. Those who switched from people-doctor to computer-doctor are not addressed. As technology continues to become increasingly ubiquitous around us, careers in technology will probably be wedded with other interests. It would be interesting to hear her thoughts and experiences on this matter.

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