Resources for first time people managers

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

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Julie Zhou’s “Making of a Manager”.
Other notable ones although perhaps not so tactical:

  • Radical Candor (Kim Scott)
  • Drive (Daniel Pink)
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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.

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Also want to mention “Let’s talk” (Therese Huston) which is even better than Radical Candor.

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@natashamartin I’m also a Radical Candor fan! But now I’ll check out Let’s Talk

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Another vote for Julie Zhou’s Making of a Manager.

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Julie Zhou also has a lot of recorded talks floating around online, highly recommend watching some of those as well.

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  • 1 to all of the above @Nathanendicott
    In terms of other resources, I also like:

Hopefully some of that helps!

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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!

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