Tips for managing technical people – Recommended reading

7 October 2016, by

Galvanizing the geeksThe following is an excerpt from my new book, “Galvanizing the Geeks – Tips for Managing Technical People”. You can buy the full book on my website, here.

These are some of the books – not all of them aimed specifically at the technology sector – that I’ve found useful throughout my career.


The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

Self-Leadership And The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard


How To Lead, Jo Owen

Management / People Management

The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard

How To Win Friends And Influence People, Dale Carnegie

5 Essential People Skills, The Carnegie Foundation

Peopleware, Timothy Lister and Tom de Marco


Clean Code, Robert C. Martin

The Clean Coder, Robert C. Martin

The Pragmatic Programmer, Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt

Working Effectively with Legacy Code, Michael C. Feathers

Networking and Sales

Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi

Give and Take, Adam Grant

To Sell Is Human, Daniel Pink


You can read more of my thoughts on technical, leadership and other topics on my website


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