Resources for Engineering Managers and Leaders
There are a lot of amazing articles out there. Here are some that caught my attention.
- This 90-Day Plan Turns Engineers into Remarkable Managers
- Google’s re:Work Manager Guide
- What Great Managers Do
- Average Manager vs. Great Manager Explained in 10 sketches
- Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss
- A Manager’s FAQ
- Unintuitive Things I’ve Learned about Management (Part 1)
- You waste a lot of time at work Infographic
- Why Procrastinators Procrastinate
- Managing the Unmanageable: Resources
- Results Or People: Where Should A Leader Focus?
Selected books on influence and persuasion. Key tools in a managers arsenal.
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion The classic book on persuasion which explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings.
- Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade Examines the art of effective persuasion to argue that its secret lies in a key moment before messages are delivered, sharing strategies for how to psychologically prepare one’s listeners to render them most receptive.
- “There are no bad soldiers, only bad officers.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
- “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” ― Archilochos
- “Reading a book about management isn’t going to make you a good manager any more than a book about guitar will make you a good guitarist, but it can get you thinking about the most important concepts.” ― Drew Houston
- “The prevailing system of management has crushed fun out of the workplace.”
- Everyday Leadership
- Start with why — how great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek
- Tribal leadership
- Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation
- Chris Voss: “Never Split the Difference”
- The happy secret to better work | Shawn Achor
- How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure
- How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it) –