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

The following are the most highly recommended books on engineering management and leadership. If you want to grow as an engineering manager you should definitely 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

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