At a recent 1:1 career conversation, someone asked me if I had recommendations on career-related books for engineers. Here are some that I found from new books to timeless classics. Let me know if there are some good ones that I missed.
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.
Juan Pablo Buritica
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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.
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.
- http://allenc.com/articles/. Articles on engineering leadership by Allen Cheung, Senior Director of Engineering at Affirm.
As an engineering manager, there is a lot to learn and master from leadership to coaching. TED Talks are a great resource for learning.
Here I’ve curated the top 12 TED talks for engineering managers and leaders. Most of the descriptions are taken from the videos. All links are to YouTube.
Top 5 Most Referenced and Watched videos useful for Engineering Leaders
“The puzzle of motivation” by Dan Pink
Published on Aug 25,
“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
As an engineering manager, there is a lot to learn and master from people management to planning and execution. Podcasts are a great resource for learning. You can listen to them on the go, on the commute, etc. Have you discovered the power of podcasts yet? Are you addicted to podcasts like me?
Here I’ve curated great podcasts for engineering managers and leaders.