It was strange about management though. It grew on me. I got to do cool things. I got to look into the future. And sometimes, even then, I got to see a group of people work together well and amaze themselves and everybody around them. Really, I did want to be a manager. I started reading management books. Some of them were: In Search of Excellence
by Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr., The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey, The One Minute Manager
by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese
by Spencer Johnson, and The Wisdom of Teams
by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith. These are good books. I learned a lot, especially what a really good workplace and good working relationships look like. But my office wasn't like that. The people I worked with didn't act like that. And I couldn't change them.
And then I found something that I could change.