This page aims to capture a list of reference training materials for Managers and Leaders that really care about their direct reports.

It covers areas that go from Management Fundamentals to Leadership, also going through some operational aspects of the job.

Everyone can contribute with new contents or ideas, feel free to add your suggestions.

Management and Leadership




High Output Management


 Book (Amazon)

In this legendary business book and Silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company.

How to Manage a Remote Team

Online course (Coursera)

Remote management is much more than just implementing a work-from-home policy. In this course, you’ll learn and apply remote work best practices, build your remote work policy, and prepare your team for success.

Inclusive Leadership - The Fundamentals


ThinkHuman Inclusive Lea…

This article is a guide for leaders at all levels who want to develop their inclusive leadership skills. It emphasizes the importance of actively promoting inclusion and aims to support leaders in their journey towards creating environments where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Leadership Trainings & Workshops

Several workshops

Hands-on leadership workshops, which focus on tangible practices to help managers, team leaders, middle management and C-level executives increase employee engagement and foster transformational change within their organizations.

Master the leadership mindset

Online course (Morning Brew)

Communicating as a leader - Learn how to run effective 1:1s, give useful feedback, and establish credibility with your team. Oh, and what you should do when things go sideways.
Developing your team - Delegate effectively, avoid micromanaging, coach your team, and hire the right team to get the job done.
Managing up while managing a team - Communicate your team’s successes (and challenges) to your boss and other teams.

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Book (Amazon)

Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.

Stop Managing, Start Leading | Hamza Khan

TEDx Talk

According to Hamza, managing millennials and knowledge workers the way we used to manage traditional factory workers can be disastrous. Speaking through his own experience of being managed and alternatively as a manager, Hamza makes the case that millennials must be lead, instead of managed and given autonomy to complete their tasks, so that they may grow and reach their full potential.

The Talent Grow Show: Grow Your Leadership and Communication Skills


Are you a leader who is always looking to take your game to the next level? Maybe you’re new to leadership or aspiring to become a leader? This podcast is for self-motivated and growth-oriented current and future leaders who want actionable, results-oriented insight and advice on how to take their leadership, communication, and people skills to the next level and become the kind of leader people *want* to follow.

The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

 Book (Amazon)

Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.

The Team That Managed Itself: A Story of Leadership

Book (Amazon)

In The Team That Managed Itself, Christina Wodtke teaches leaders how to build and lead high performing teams based on her long career in the trenches in Silicon Valley. Her book is engaging, actionable--and built around a story you'll want to read.





Certified Scrum Master

Online course (Scopphu)

This training will be a basic survival guide for working as a Scrum Master in a Scrum Team

You will have access to a series of unique guidelines:

  • How to interact with the Scrum Team (if only interacting as a team);

  • How to help your company make the transition to agile;

Scrum Mastery: From Good To Great Servant-Leadership

Book (Amazon)

The basics of being a ScrumMaster are fairly straightforward: At face value all a ScrumMaster needs to do is facilitate the Scrum process and remove impediments. But being a great ScrumMaster, one who truly embodies the principles of servant-leadership and helps move a team to the high performance levels possible with Scrum, is much harder and much more elusive.

In this book Geoff shares a collection of stories and practical guidance, drawn from over ten years of coaching numerous Scrum teams that will guide you on your path to greatness.





No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

Book (Amazon)

Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies.

The Ideal Team Player

Book (Amazon)

In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player.





HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

Book (Amazon)

Take the pain out of presentations. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results.

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever


In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can wok less hard and have more impact.

Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how--by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.

The need for eloquence

Article by The School of Life

Eloquence is the attempt to get a set of tricky ideas into the mind of another person using the art of verbal charm. Managing employees requires eloquence; instilling ideas in children requires eloquence; and leading a country involves eloquence.


Workshop by The School of Life

The stronger a team’s communication skills are, the better the outcome: research by MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory found that good communication is integral to the success of high performing teams. This makes it crucial that we learn how to convey tricky but important messages in good time, with clarity, respect and patience.

Available Virtually or In-Person

Effective Communication - Get Buy-in Faster by Asking Better Questions

Workshop by InfoQ

Roi Ben-Yehuda talks about one of the most valuable (but least-known) skills we need to communicate well and influence: how to use the right question at the right moment. He discusses our communication skills so that we can more quickly resolve problems, earn influence, and motivate people.