Recently I watched TED talk by Tim Ferris detailing his process for defining your fears. The video (embedded below) is well worth watching, but what struck me about it is how similar it is, albeit at a macro scale, to a project planning process to which I'd recently been introduced: the pre-mortem.
I've been reading several books on the process of software development and management of late (see reading list below) and have begun trying to determine the nature of my own management philosophy. This is an ongoing process in my head, but below are some of my initial thougts (summarized predominantly in platitude-ish sayings, because even though my inner snarker hates them that's how my mind works).
Hopefully the team I work with wont read this and feel that my behavior is not consistent with these. I think this how I actually do things, but I'm as fallbile as anyone.