This is a curated list of talks, books, and other resources for engineering managers. Hopefully, you can find them useful. Whenever I find another resource that is worth adding, I will update this list. Suggestions are always appreciated.
Abstract: Time management is a constant challenge for all Engineering Managers. And as an Engineering Manager everybody wants a piece of you, right? This can be especially overwhelming for new managers. I will share tips, tactics, and strategies to get things done based on over 80 interviews of engineering managers at https://managersclub.com, and my personal experience. Topics include planning your day,Keep Reading »
Engineering leadership can be a lonely place. You don’t have to face the challenges alone. Connect with other leaders facing similar challenges to exchange different perspectives and advice in a confidential setting.
The Managers Club Mastermind Group is a new, exclusive, 3-month peer group that meets online for problem-solving, motivation, and knowledge-sharing. A small group of no more than 8 carefully chosen contemporaries will work personally with me (Vidal) to develop engineering leadership excellence — and empower each other.Keep Reading »
I am a nerd about productivity tools and hacks. Here is a list of all of the tools, apps and other stuff that I have used or been recommended in the last few years.
I’ve spent a lot of time shopping, trying out things, and returning what didn’t work so I hope this helps you. Enjoy!Keep Reading »
Here is a list of who I consider the most useful and influential 13 engineering leaders on Twitter. There are many management and leadership influencers on Twitter but what makes this list special is they all have experience as engineering leaders.
Also, many of these engineering leaders have been interviewed on managersclub.com so I included links to their interviews so you can learn more about them.Keep Reading »
Here is a copy of the slides I presented at Lead Dev Meetup – Mountain View – May 2, 2019.
Time management is a constant challenge for all EMs. And as an EM everybody wants a piece of you, right? This can be especially overwhelming for new managers. I will share tips, tactics, and strategies to get things done based on over 65 interviews with engineering managers and my personal experience.Keep Reading »
Now you can read all the interviews published in 2017 & 2018 on your Kindle
Engineering Management Can Be A Lonely Place!
The chances today of engineering managers feeling overwhelmed, left behind, completely alone, or left out, are higher than ever as work demands go up and the rate of technological change and competition increases.Keep Reading »
Amazon.com returns over 100,000 results for “management books.” Which are the best ones?
I interviewed 65+ engineering leaders since late 2017. Here are the top books that engineering leaders on managersclub.com recommended in answer to the question, ”If you could recommend one book to engineering managers, what would it be and why?” (Some people gave more than 1 recommendation.)
Here are the top books were recommended by more than one leader in order of the number of recommendations.Keep Reading »
The following blogs are all from previous guests on managersclub.com. You may not know about all these blogs but they are based on the real-life experience of engineering managers. Many of these are on medium so you can easily follow them.
I’ve also added links to their engineering management interviews on managersclub.com.
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