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It's not enough to just tell smart people what to do.

As an enlightened leader, you already know old-fashioned threat-and-reward management doesn't work, especially not with smart people who are experts at their craft.  Leading programmers, designers, devops, and QA teams requires a different approach altogether.

In college, I took exactly ONE management class because I was 110% focused on the programming classes I loved.  I never thought I'd end up in management, so I was woefully unprepared for the challenges.

After decades of leading cross-functional product delivery teams (programmers, designers, QA, etc), and spending years studying and researching leadership, I've learned to combine academic research with practical leadership to build high-performing product teams.

Leading Smart People is my way of passing this along to you.

Leading Smart People is a monthly publication providing articles, research, insights, and practical advice for those leading and managing product delivery teams.

If you manage smart people who build software products, this monthly publication will provide new strategies, tactics, and ideas for building your dream team.

And, you might just become your team's dream boss along the way.

Leading Smart People is for those who lead:

  • Programmers and Engineers
  • Visual and UX designers
  • ScrumMasters
  • DevOps
  • Project Managers,
  • Product Owners / Managers
  • Software Architects
  • QA / Test Engineers
  • Other smart, opinionated people!


Leading Smart People publishes ten issues per year, and is mailed directly to your office in a high-quality, professional bound format.

It's perfect for circulating among team members, sparking monthly department meetings, and keeping important ideas at the forefront.

Each issue is under 100 pages and contains no advertising.  Print and digital editions are easy to pass around the office, and look good on your bookshelf.

You have the right to distribute the digital and print copies within your organization.


Sample Table of Contents

  • Why Motivation Matters
  • The Science and Study of Motivation
  • Measuring and Discussing Motivation
  • Applying Motivational Lessons
  • The Accidental Demotivators
  • Further Reading: Books, videos and research


Candidate 2019 Topics

  • Improving Motivation
  • Psychological Safety
  • Practical Leadership Theories
  • Value Delivery Teams
  • Positive Leadership
  • Reducing Turnover
  • Navigating Change
  • Planning and Estimation
  • Delegation
  • Leading Yourself

The Details

  • 10 Issues per year
  • Print Edition: Perfect bound, full-color, mini-book format (5"x7") which look great on your bookshelf for years to come.
  • Digital Edition: PDF, ePub, and .mobi formats

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