Managing Humans is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopp's popular website http://www.randsinrepose.com/. Lopp is one of the most sought-after IT managers in Silicon Valley, and draws on his experiences at Apple, Netscape, Symantec, and Borland. Among his fans is the incomparable Joel Spolsky (author of Joel on Software), who first suggested this book.
The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build lasting and useful engineering culture. The essays are biting, hilarious, and always informative.