Reading Recommendations For First Time Managers and People Leaders

I saw a brilliant thread on Twitter today from @tneate

Recommendations so far include

  • “Leadership & Self-deception”
  • “The coaching habit”
  • “Crucial conversations”
  • “Humble Enquiry”
  • “Compassionate Leadership” by Manley Hopkinson
  • “The Managers Path” by Camille Fournier
  • “Leading the Test People” by Judy McKay
  • “Decisive” by Chip and Dan Heath
  • “The Making of a Manager” by Julie Zhou
  • “Managing Humans”
  • “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable” by Patrick M. Lencioni
  • “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott

What recommendations would you add? Blogs? Books? etc.


anything and everything by Jerry Weinberg
“Turn the Ship Around” by David Marquet

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How to be a great boss - Gino Wickman & René Boer
Good to great - Jim Collins
How to make friends and influence others - Dale Carnegie
Management for everyone: Your key to success - Michael Ruderman

Take the time to know the people you work with.
Continuously work on communication skills.

Hope this helps!!!

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