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.
- The Effective Manager The how-to guide for exceptional management from the bottom up that serves as a hands-on practical guide to great management at every level.
- Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and human psychology,
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,
- 1on1tracker.com One on one tracking app for managers
- Lighthouse Lighthouse helps you motivate your team, and prevent turnover, by helping you focus on the most important thing: Your People
- Vibe Morale Meter for Teams
- 101 questions Automatically pick three things to ask in 1 on 1 meetings
- “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,