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Reading List for New Managers
These are the books we recommend for engineers that have been promoted to managers.
While there are many great books on self-help, management, and leadership, we know the analytically-minded engineer wants more than just good stories; they want rigorously researched approaches to being a better person, manager, and leader.
These books come from preeminent thinkers and researchers, not just people sharing their experiences.
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- Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker
- Great at Work by Morten T. Hansen, PhD
- Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg, PhD
- Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine
- Indistractable by Nir Eyal
- Winnie-the-Pooh on Management by Roger E. Allen
- The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
- Crucial Conversations by Joseph Grenny, et al.
- Measure What Matters by John Doerr
- The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
- Ripple by Chris Hutchinson
- The Leadership Pipeline by Charan, et al.
- No Ego by Cy Wakeman
- Strengths Based Leadership from Gallup
- Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows
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