When comparing Managing Humans vs The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker, the Slant community recommends The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker for most people. In the question“What are the best books on technical leadership in software projects?” The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker is ranked 3rd while Managing Humans is ranked 5th.
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Pro Manages to be hilarious while still teaching you valuable lessons
The author has a witty and snarky writing style, however this doesn't detract from the insights and lessons in each chapter.
Pro Uses anecdotes to teach
Pro The best of Michael Lopp's essays
Much of the content in the book comes from the author's popular blog, Rands in Repose.
Pro Catches most mistakes a new executive would make
Pro Examples span most of the last century, across cultures
These examples are old enough for us to see whether a decision regarded as brilliant is still brilliant or has it started to strangle the company (Drucker himself points out some cases, like GM's reorganization being brilliant for its time, but something which needs to change for it to move ahead).
Pro By the master of management, Peter F Drucker.
The author, Peter Drucker is sometimes referred to as "the founder of modern management".
He has 39 published books and was well known for his consulting work with management, working with large companies (such as IBM and General Motors).
Pro Entertaining writer
Pro Very thin
It's just 174 pages.
Con Lack of continuity
What is a pro for some is a con for others. This book is a collection of posts from the author's blog, meaning there is often very little flow between the chapters.
Con It's not specific to "technical leadership in software projects"
I.e. it does not answer the question specifically.