Book summary: The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo

Dec 28, 2019 · Leadership, Management

In her book The Making of a Manager, Julie Zhuo (VP of Design for Facebook), reflects on her own story of becoming a manager. From the basics of what management really means to hiring and how to deal with a growing team, she provides advice and examples from her career. Especially the questions in the book are really useful. This book is a Swiss Army knife for people transitioning into management.

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Course notes: The Psychology of Leadership (Part 4)

Dec 26, 2016 · Leadership

The four lectures summarized in this article focus on how to cultivate leadership and how to build a thriving culture.

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Course notes: The Psychology of Leadership (Part 3)

Oct 29, 2016 · Leadership

Here are my notes for lectures 6 to 8. As always, let’s step right in.

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Course notes: The Psychology of Leadership (Part 2)

Oct 27, 2016 · Leadership

Let’s not waste any time. Here are my notes to lectures 2-5 from “The Psychology of Leadership” by Tal Ben-Shahar.

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Course notes: The Psychology of Leadership by Tal Ben-Shahar (Part 1)

Oct 16, 2016 · Leadership

Recently I stumbled upon a brilliant Youtube playlist with video recordings of the lectures to the course on “The Psychology of Leadership” by Tal Ben-Shahar. Ben-Shahar shares some interesting thoughts and concepts about leadership and offers practical advice. The official course description states “How can leaders – in the business sector, politics, or education – create an environment that facilitates growth? Topics include transformational leadership, personal identity, change, ethics, peak experience and peak performance, motivation, and systems thinking.”

As I haven’t found any other summaries or notes to the course online, I thought about sharing mine. I will break them down into several posts with 3-4 lectures each, but as a preface, let’s start with the notes to the first lecture of “The Psychology of Leadership”.

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