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Would recommend very highly:

(1) Andrew Grove's "High Output Management", it's easy to read: https://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Output-Management-Andrew-Grove... (2) Manager Tools "Basics" podcasts, especially on 1x1s and feedback: https://www.manager-tools.com/manager-tools-basics

There's a hell of a lot to learn outside of these things, but I think they're a good start.

I was recommended "High output management" and found it pretty bad. Some of the insight at the end was ok, but most of it was very boring and obvious.

As a very inexperienced manager (i.e. startup founder) I found some of the stuff quite helpful, which is doubtless obvious to the more experienced (although, in fairness, I also stopped reading about 3/4 of the way through, but my cofounder swears by it).

Got any books you'd recommend?

Director here. My current favorite is Managing Humans, Michael Lopp: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781484221570 Excellent reminder on everything I'm doing right and wrong.

Michael Lopp is a.k.a. Rands http://randsinrepose.com/archives/category/management

Manager Tool podcasts are really incredibly good. Thanks for reminding me of them!

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