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August 15, 2022
262: What makes a good design manager

This week on the podcast we're answering a very wholesome listener question, what makes a good manager and how can an IC help support a new manager to do their best?

key takeaways

It isn’t the role of a manager to have all the answers. It is their role to help guide people on their team towards figuring out a solution for themselves.

Recognition from a manager is important. Regular feedback will help to build trust and set clear expectations between everyone on the team. As a manager, don’t ignore consistency. It deserves praise.

As an IC, come to your meetings prepared. Your manager will really appreciate it! Share your goals with your manager and keep track of when and how you are achieving them.

show timestamps

01.42 – Check in

04.25 – Our expectations of what makes a good manager

13.05 – What managers appreciate

16.54 – The importance of honesty

24.50 – Building trust

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