I've collected a few of my favorite and oft-referenced reads for eng management and general eng/tech leadership. There are a million great management books out there (and a million stinkers, too) - I'll save those for another day. Note that several of these are geared towards ICs (individual contributors) - that's intentional! A lot of my management/mentorship style has been having a relevant article to share about a topic.
Reads for engineering managers
- Team Leader Venn Diagram, paired with Enumerating an Eng Lead: The Human Stuff
- The Engineer/Manager Pendulum
- Being Glue
- A Rubric for Evaluating Team Members’ Contributions to an Inclusive Culture
- When your manager isn't supporting you, build a Voltron
- Staying on the path to high performing teams.
- Holding balanced one-on-ones, paired with How to Have Effective 1:1s
- Software Developer Promotions: Advice to Get to That Next Level
- Keep your receipts: when doing the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) work is still not enough
Reads for engineering leads
(this is a little less built-out - it's just a set of links that I recalled while assembling the above, but are more relevant for the tech lead side of things)