The Engineering Leader: Strategies for Scaling Teams and Yourself

The Engineering Leader: Strategies for Scaling Teams and Yourself

English | 2024 | ISBN: 978-1098154066 | 300 Pages | PDF, EPUB | 10 MB

Great engineers don’t necessarily make great leaders–at least, not without a lot of work. Finding your path to becoming a strong leader is often fraught with challenges. It’s not easy to figure out how to be successful, empathetic, and caring yet tough. Whether you’re on the management or individual contributor track, you need to develop strong leadership skills.

This book guides you on the path to becoming a well-rounded and resilient engineering leader. The first half focuses on you, and how you can develop the self-management skills needed to survive and thrive in a leadership role. The second half focuses on teams, including the necessary components of team functioning that will empower and support your teams and the individuals within them. You’ll learn how to create and balance both individual and team growth.

By exploring these two tenets of leadership, Cate Huston, engineering director at DuckDuckGo, helps you:

  • Understand what it means to be the driving force behind your career
  • Learn how to self manage, and avoid the pitfalls that many newer managers face
  • Establish evolving practices and structures to best scale your team
  • Define the impact of your team and its core mission and value
  • And much more