My Manager README

A few years ago I started reading Software Lead Weekly. This is a weekly newsletter that roundups a bunch of really great articles and resources on engineering management and technical leadership. In one edition the concept of a Manager README was shared and I thought it sounded fantastic.

A Manager README is a document that you can share with your team to outline your own my leadership style. I recently finished writing my own here:

My README outlines my background, my role, my preferences for communication, my personality quirks, and in general is a place for you to understand the best way to work with me. It also outlines my promises to the people I work with so you can hold me accountable.

If we are working together right now, or if meet on a project sometime in the future, I hope this document is useful for you to get to know me.