6 Things to do when training Engineers to be Managers

1. Determine their motivations

2. Let them know what the role is really like

3. Learn about the craft

  • Measure What Matters: OKRs: The Simple Idea that Drives 10x Growth
    This book will help you and your team focus. Not just for managers, but really important ideas to make sure you are measuring for the right things.
  • The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
    Do you want to level up your one-to-ones? Try some techniques from the book to help you coach your colleagues on what the real problems they’re facing are.
  • The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You
    This is the ultimate guide for first-time managers. Zhuo goes through her growth from individual contributor to manager. I enjoyed reading through this and I’m sure others who are new will too!

4. Test the waters

5. Let the team know

6. Time to Transition

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