Early in my job hunt, I came across a “local” role as a Quality Manager. It was advertised as still involving some IC work so it seemed like a great way to test the waters of management.

Ultimately I wasn’t selected for lack of management experience, but it did get me thinking about my journey, why I want to consider managing now after spending so long with the mindset “I just want to IC,” and also got me studying and reading.

The first stop? This book. Well, the first stop was researching which books I should read, but I digress… It was awesome. Should be required reading for anyone in the workforce. I don’t think I’ll continue pursuing management at this time, but I feel like a more complete employee having gained its insight.

I took a ton of notes. See attached.