I've been promoted (yay) but am a bit terrified that I don't have any idea what I'm doing. Intellectually I know that's not true, but...
What are books you recommend for managing scientists, managing engineers, managing in an academic environment, etc.
I've already been suggested and read:
* 1 minute manager (loved it)
* The Goal (not very applicable but read it anyway)
* Crucial Conversations (going slowly because it's dense)
* I, Mammal (AMAZING book on what incentivizes mammals).
The job is a mix of helping grad students, post-docs, and scientists determine short-term technical goals, long-term career goals, and achieve them all, as well as drive the project from a high level to meet the funder's milestones.