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Management Books

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A list of books that have helped me on my journey as a manager and leader, in no particular order. Some had a dramatic impact on me, while others offered only useful bits and pieces. Regardless, I took something away from each.

TitleAuthor(s)
When Will It Be Done?: Lean-Agile Forecasting to Answer Your Customers' Most Important QuestionDaniel S. Vacanti
The Art of Leadership: Small Things, Done WellMichael Lopp
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and WinJocko Willink and Leif Babin
Resilient ManagementLara Hogan
Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone SmarterLiz Wiseman and Greg McKeown
The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to YouJulie Zhuo
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take ActionSimon Sinek
Meeting Design: For Managers, Makers, and EveryoneKevin M. Hoffman
Leading Snowflakes: The New Engineering Manager’s HandbookOren Ellenbogen
The Effective ManagerMark Horstman
Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into LeadersL. David Marquet
The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and ChangeCamille Fournier
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your HumanityKim Scott
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering ManagerMichael Lopp
Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life ManualJohn Sonmez
Design is a JobMike Monteiro
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True InspirationEd Catmull and Amy Wallace
How F*cked Up Is Your Management?Melissa & Jonathan Nightingale