I loved my friend Camille‘s book The Manager’s Path (Amazon). When I became a manger, I assembled myself a little course – some books, blogs, newsletters, and made my way through them. I wish I’d had this book to start off with – it’s the overview I needed, but never found until now. I plan to buy it for every newer manager I know. Even for more experienced managers who have already learned some of the lessons in there (1:1s! So important) there’s still more. I particularly appreciated the sections on project planning, managing managers, and strategic leadership.
I really recommend this book for all engineering managers and tech leads and really encourage everyone else to read it too!
You might also like the podcast Camille and I recorded.