Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Leadership lessons and exercises

I realized this afternoon that I have some tabs that have been sitting there on my "to read" list for a *long* time -- in this case, over a year. It's a pity, because this one is not just excellent, but useful.

Last year, alexx_kay went to the Game Developer's Conference, and transcribed some fine notes about it. All of them are worth reading, but this one goes far beyond game development: it was a lesson in practical leadership. Even Alexx's brief notes are compelling, and all of them read quite true to me -- and it's worth noting that the lessons here are so right, and so contradictory to the stereotypes of leadership, that they need careful thought. The heart of it is that great leadership comes from humility, a lesson that far too many people could stand to learn.

Worth a quick read for anybody in a leadership position (I will especially call out SCA leaders and peers -- I found it a useful refresher, and I suspect many others would as well). Note also that the original talk itself is now available online -- I haven't had a chance to watch it myself yet, but it's on my to-do list...

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