Amazon.com: Books: Whale Done! : The Power of Positive Relationships
My Boss (MikeO) asked me to give this book a read.
I’ve spent most of my career dividing my time between Technology, which I lobe, and management, with I haven’t like so much – but needed to do to make desirable things happen in my companies, clients, or employers.
At Microsoft, I’ve stayed very clear of pursuing any management opportunities. One of the cool things about Microsoft is that there are lots of opportunities to change jobs without leaving Microsoft, it’s part of the culture and management encourages you to grow inside the company.
Since a formal management role is not in my (at least) near term future, Mike has been working with me to evolve as a leader – without being a manager. It’s interesting because the formula is much more direct when you can influence people from the authority of their employment. (It's also kind of cool to be morphing my professional personality in conjunction with coaching from a manager who is a younger guy than me.
So in any event – I read this book last knight. I’ve read a few of Blancard’s books. The message in the book is great, though it reads like a wrote it while hung over.
Two things really stood out.
Anyway – it’s a good, quick, and easy read. My wife’s gonna read it next for it’s parenting value.
Now I wonder what MikeO will be expecting me to DO with the information.