Elastic Leadership

DESCRIPTION One day it happens-a big promotion to manager, technical team leader, architect, or scrum master puts an inexperienced leader in charge of a team that is looking for guidance. Personality clashes need to be worked out. Heated debates need to be mediated, and the team is constantly putting out fires instead of doing the right things, the right way. Everyone wants to do the right thing, but nobody seems to know how. This is where leaders can get stuck and need the guidance that elastic leadership offers. This framework and philosophy of leadership can help as they strive to manage day-to-day and long term challenges, and create the elusive self-organizing team by coming to understand that their leadership needs to change based on the needs and goals of the team. Elastic Leadership offers a set of values, techniques, and practices to consider in current or future leadership roles. First, it looks at the elastic leadership philosophy-a way of navigating the leadership world that provides a moral compass when making decisions, large and small. It includes the leader manifesto, and the elastic leadership framework phases (survival mode, learning, and self organization). Readers will discover a set of techniques and practices the author has acquired along his own journey that will complement and support their moral compass. Next, the book provides a set of thoughts and notes from other leaders, with accompanying annotations from the author about how they fit into the overall framework and compass. KEY FEATURES Based on real-life experiences from the software world Shows how to grow effective self-organizing teams Explains how to create vision and purpose for day to day actions AUDIENCE This book is for anyone with a year or more of experience working with a team of any kind, and especially technical people, either as a lead or team member. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Elastic leadership provides a set of values, techniques, and practices to consider in current or future leadership roles. The elastic leadership philosophy offers a way of navigating the leadership world that will provide a moral compass when making decisions, large and small. DESCRIPTION One day it happens-a big promotion to manager, technical team leader, architect, or scrum master puts an inexperienced leader in charge of a team that is looking for guidance. Personality clashes need to be worked out. Heated debates need to be mediated, and the team is constantly putting out fires instead of doing the right things, the right way. Everyone wants to do the right thing, but nobody seems to know how. This is where leaders can get stuck and need the guidance that elastic leadership offers. This framework and philosophy of leadership can help as they strive to manage day-to-day and long term challenges, and create the elusive self-organizing team by coming to understand that their leadership needs to change based on the needs and goals of the team. Elastic Leadership offers a set of values, techniques, and practices to consider in current or future leadership roles. First, it looks at the elastic leadership philosophy-a way of navigating the leadership world that provides a moral compass when making decisions, large and small. It includes the leader manifesto, and the elastic leadership framework phases (survival mode, learning, and self organization). Readers will discover a set of techniques and practices the author has acquired along his own journey that will complement and support their moral compass. Next, the book provides a set of thoughts and notes from other leaders, with accompanying annotations from the author about how they fit into the overall framework and compass. KEY FEATURES Based on real-life experiences from the software world Shows how to grow effective self-organizing teams Explains how to create vision and purpose for day to day actions AUDIENCE This book is for anyone with a year or more of experience working with a team of any kind, and especially technical people, either as a lead or team member. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Elastic leadership provides a set of values, techniques, and practices to consider in current or future leadership roles. The elastic leadership philosophy offers a way of navigating the leadership world that will provide a moral compass when making decisions, large and small.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781617293085
Categories Business and Economics, BX, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development
Author(s) Roy Osherove
Publisher Manning Publications
Pages 238
Format Paperback
Dimensions 19cm x 1cm x 23.5cm
Weight 0.44 kg

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