Hanselminutes on 9 - Follow up, 6 months later, On Managing People with Chris Sells
You might watch that short video from August of 2009 first, if you haven't seen it, before you watch this follow up.
I've led teams of developers on projects, but never done the whole HR thing in a large hierarchy. When I was Chief Architect at Corillian (about 450 people) I reported to the CTO but the VP of Engineering handled the human resources aspects of management and I focused on technology and strategy.
Chris leads a team at Microsoft and seems to get a lot done, so I figured it'd be a good idea. Check out our FIRST video interview from the August 2009 lunch here, then watch this FOLLOWUP Lunch from yesterday (about six months after the first) where I at first admit defeat, then go back into being in denial, then I leave to redouble my efforts. Enjoy the Wisdom of Chris Sells as he attempts to set me straight.
"Developers at Microsoft write code. Program Managers at Microsoft delete email.*"
Part 2 - Follow up with Chris Sells on Managing People - January 2010
Part 1 - Chris Sells on Managing People - August 2009
* Joke. We also move email into folders and schedule meetings.