Most Recommended Books to Make You a Better Engineering Manager (updated 2022)

I asked over 125 leaders to recommend one book and why. The following are the most highly recommended books on engineering management and leadership. If you want to grow as an engineering manager, you should read these books. Check out the links to the interviews where each leader explains why he or she suggested the book.

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The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change by Camille Fournier

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott

High Output Management by Andy Grove

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers by L. David Marquet

This book is also featured in Leadership Lessons from the United States Navy Applicable to Engineering Leadership

🧑‍💼 See also, 10 Career Related Books for Software Engineering Individual Contributors

📚 Also created a ManagersClub book club here. Go ahead and join and recommend books.