Managers: what tools helped you become a better manager?
I found the Manager Tools basics podcasts, and the Effective Manager a great way to cover the basics. (But I know others have found them less helpful.)
A great piece on this from the Forum is: Ben West’s post on Deliberate Performance in People Management.
a good start would be to simply recognize management as what you are doing and a skill that needs to be learned.
I would like to second this, and add that it seems very hard to switch from management to direct work. As a result I would often do neither as I tried to focus on deep work but didn’t quite get into it. Gotta schedule specific time for deep work, or just barely do it at all. I opted for the latter, which I find more efficient.