Hi! Wanted to see if anyone has an article/book/any resource that they loved for first time people management? (I’ve read The Reforge Article and the new manager death spiral, so ideally something a little more tactical!) For context, will be managing an engineer as a PM, but any general resources you like are great too. Thanks
Julie Zhou’s “Making of a Manager”.
Other notable ones although perhaps not so tactical:
- Radical Candor (Kim Scott)
- Drive (Daniel Pink)
Plus one to Zhou’s Making of a Manager . It’s a great survey/overview of a lot of management advice. Not much in the way of new/fresh insights, but good synthesis.
Also want to mention “Let’s talk” (Therese Huston) which is even better than Radical Candor.
@natashamartin I’m also a Radical Candor fan! But now I’ll check out Let’s Talk …
Another vote for Julie Zhou’s Making of a Manager.
Julie Zhou also has a lot of recorded talks floating around online, highly recommend watching some of those as well.
- 1 to all of the above @Nathanendicott
In terms of other resources, I also like:
- Book: The Manager’s Path by Camille Fournier. Very practical and readable with a focus on engineering mgmt.
- Guide: Clearbit have written a guide to being a new manager which is nicely structured with lots of advice.
- Newsletters: Lara Hogan and Pat Kua are both good on broader mgmt (not just new mgrs). I also write a newsletter specifically for new managers
- Community: the rands leadership Slack community is excellent, full of super helpful folks to ask questions to
Hopefully some of that helps!
Awesome! Thank you sooooo much to all of you. I just bought Lara Hogan’s book actually, I love what she’s doing, These are super helpful - thank you!
This topic was automatically closed 180 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.