"Whereas replication management is focused on transmuting recipes and ingredients (discovered value) into replicated goods (replicated value) by a committed date, creative management is passionately attempting to discover new recipes, to meet unmet needs, through a series of value attempts, most of which fail. Therefore, the purpose of a creative management system is to find previously unknown recipes (unknown value) and transmute it into discovered value – new recipes and new ingredients." -- Gene Bond captures the evolution of management very nicely, and how management (not only CEOs) should lead their teams in the software era.
Craig McLuckie with a post I'd share with your R&D team. Yes, it's aimed at Product Managers, but it provides a broader context to how good looks like that will benefit everyone else. I'm planning on sharing the part about "Courage, positivity and relentlessness" with all the leaders in my group. This is true for everyone who deals with friction, which is common to all leadership positions.
Linda Zhang shares 3 tips worth paying extra attention to when starting as a new manager. The first advice on "Game design and dream architect" is relevant in all management levels, as the game is becoming more complex (teams as individual units to consider).
Apoorva Govind shares a practical framework to look at when considering changing teams, projects, or companies. I use something similar to look at how far I am from my comfort zone and whether this is the type of challenge that makes me excited to experiment - failing is acceptable as it's hard to know how success looks like at certain scale. I like to define my Failure Indicators, so I'll know how to be less stupid.
Alex Bachuk will make you think about how you extract knowledge (and build your schedule) when consuming information: "Take control over your calendar. Engineering managers trade VSCode and IntelliJ for Outlook and Google calendar as their IDE. It's where you do your work. The schedule is how you set your priorities, allocate, and spend your time."