Recommended reading for engineering managers

Updated April 13, 2021

Books are a powerful technology used to effectively transfer ideas from smart and knowledgable practitioners to a theoretically unlimited number of people. Great books are one of the most time- and cost-efficient ways to learn and level up your career.

These are books that I’ve read and recommend for engineering managers. Books in each section are listed roughly in the order I recommend them.

(Links below go to Amazon; they are not associate links.)

Engineering Management

Leadership and being an executive



Organizational design


Business and finance