This page documents resources that are relevant and valuable to anyone on the engineering team, but in particular to engineering leaders.
- #leadership-chat is a public channel (not specific to engineering) where anyone can discuss and share information of general interest to leadership at Sourcegraph.
- #manager-team is a private channel where managers across functions can solicit advice from and share info with fellow managers about topics that they do not feel comfortable discussing in #leadership-chat for any reason.
Here are some books that multiple people on the team have read and recommend. If you haven’t read these, use your education budget and read them!
- Turn the Ship Around - An inspiring story of how Navy captain David Marquet turned the lowest performing submarine in the Navy into the top performing one with his bottom’s up leadership style.
- Orbiting the Giant Hairball - An entertaining self-account of Gordon MacKenzie’s experience fostering creativity on his team at Hallmark Cards. Buy the hard copy. There are lots of fun illustrations and short stories. It is a quick read and probably unlike any other book you have read.
- Radical Candor - How to be a great leader by caring personally and challenging directly.
- An Elegant Puzzle - A field manual on how to do engineering management. Reads like a well structured markdown file.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - A model of how to think about what makes a highly effective team paired with a fictional story that illustrates the model.
- The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias (facilitated small group discussions.