Getting Started As A Manager
I have found myself repeatedly recommending the same books and resources for getting started as a manager. So I thought, I might as well share them here.
This list is intentionally short and really focuses on getting started. Don’t worry, your reading list will grow intimidatingly long soon enough.
The newsletter archive can also be searched which can be helpful when you are looking for input on a particular topic.
Twitter is a very good source for engineering management content. Make it a habit to follow everyone interesting you come across on other channels or on Twitter itself. Combine this with regular clean-ups to build up your personalized source for engineering management content.
It feels awkward to almost everyone to ask people you don’t know for a meeting to exchange experiences. A low-threshold way to get started is asking former peers who have become managers themselves to meet over lunch.