Based in San Francisco, Remote Branch is a blog by Todd Larsen. His posts suggest Management best practices for Hiring and Mentoring software engineers.

The Manager's Mindset

10 tenants for engineering management excellence. These principles are primarily focused around people management for existing team members but can easily be applied to other duties like hiring.

  1. Operate as a consultant.
  2. Always be breaking the ice.
  3. Serve and protect your direct reports.
  4. Embody empathy.
  5. Be calm amidst chaos.
  6. Unblock others on your team.
  7. Communicate clearly up and down the organizational chart.
  8. Clearly state expectations beforehand.
  9. Hold accountable to expectations afterwards.
  10. Follow-up and follow-through in the things you say.

The Programmer's Code